THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The inauguration of the ‘Telestroke clinic’ at General Hospital will be done by Health Minister V S Sivakumar on Monday. Along with the clinic, a stroke rehabilitation centre, new block of the Public Health Training School and CR system at X-ray department will be inaugurated at the function to be held on Monday at 12 pm.
According to the officials, the new ‘Telemedicine’ project will be operated through the video conferencing facility which is connected to the ‘Tele Neurology’ unit working 24 X 7 at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre in Kochi.
“The documents related to the CT Scans of the patients, who come with symptoms of stroke following high blood pressure, will be sent to the ‘Tele Neurology’ unit at Amrita Institute through this ‘tele’ service. The feedback, along with the details regarding the treatment, will reach the physician at the stroke clinic in 15-30 minutes. The patients who face the threat of stroke or death could be saved through the timely treatment from the side of the clinic. Through the functioning of this clinic, the patients will get treatment within one hour,” the officials said in a statement on Sunday.
“In the rehabilitation centre, the patients who suffered stroke will get sufficient treatment. Those who cannot engage in their routine activities owing to the limitations caused by stroke will be treated with the help of various equipment, which will make the functioning of the muscles and nerves of the affected part normal,” they said.
K Muraleedharan MLA will preside over the function. Shashi Tharoor MP, Mayor K Chandrika, District Panchayat president Ansajitha Russell, other officials and office-bearers of various unions will attend.