PROF. DIPES KUMAR MANDAL BEING AWARDED THE INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR THE BEST WORLD STROKE CAMPAIGN,2015 AT THE WORLD STROKE CONGRESS HELD AT HYDERABAD FROM 26TH TO 29TH OCT,2016.
In the picture left: At the World Stroke Congress 2016 Inauguration Ceremony, Prof. Dipes Kumar Mandal with Prof. Bo Norrving, the Former President of World Stroke Organisation who with his outstanding and unique Leadership in WSO, put STROKE (Stroke Alone) in the World map of NCDs (separating from the Cardiovascular Diseases – CVDs).
What is the BEST Stroke Practice?
The Practice should benefit all section of people at an affordable rate and they should know about stroke and its devastation
•Treating personnel s]need to communicate information to patients
•The practice should follow strategies on Stroke Education on Prevention, Acute Care and Rehabilitation.
•Prevention strategies would have a priority as it can decrease the incidence by >80%.
•Information about Prevention Clinics, Stroke Units & Rehabilitation Clinics should be made available in all parts of the country .
•Both Central and State Governments would work together as Health is mainly a State Subject in Indian Union Constitution.
GAP BETWEEN QUANTUM OF BURDEN AND AMOUNT OF AVAILABLE STROKE SERVICES
•Huge Gap still exists between the number of patients and the number of Equipped Treatment Centres (Stroke Units) and Treating Personnel.
•Only @50 Stroke Units exist in India while the requirement is at least one thousand–in all districts and sub divisional towns.
•Main Barriers are lack of awareness about Stroke and its burden among the Professionals, Policy-makers and Administrators.
•Necessary Financial supports from the Governments are strikingly lacking.