Training session to prevent stroke held in Mumbai

Mumbai Stroke Society in association with Global Hospital, Parel and The Rotary Club of Bombay Worli recently organised an informative training session for doctors catering to 108 ambulance on ways to prevent stroke. Present on the occasion were actor Shreyas Talpade, Dilip Jadhav, Project Director, EMS National Health Mission, Mumbai, Maharashtra, and Harjit Singh Talwar, District Governor (Rotary).

The state government of Maharashtra has come up with 108 emergency ambulance services that have been started to help patients deal with a stroke, fire injuries, road accidents, and cardiac arrest. Dr Shirish Hastak, Regional Director, Neurology, Stroke & Neurocritical Care, Global Hospital says, “There are few steps to resuscitate the brain after a stroke and those steps are called ABCD3 that means A stands for Airway, B for breathing, C for circulation, D for the deficit, duration, and drug. ABC is well-established but D3 isn’t. It is time to take stroke seriously and nip it in the bud.”

Dr Vivek Talaulikar, CEO, Global Hospital, Mumbai says, “The training session will enhance the knowledge of the doctors of the 108 Ambulance regarding the management of stroke patients during the Golden Hour.”