A stroke occurs when the blood supply to one’s part of the brain get interrupted or reduced, preventing brain tissue from getting oxygen and nutrients. Thus, brain cells begin to die in minutes. It is a medical emergency and requires prompt treatment. Golden hour (period of 4.5 hours) is vital for treating patients with stroke. To spread awareness regarding the timely treatment of stroke, Mumbai Stroke Society in association with Global Hospital, Parel and The Rotary Club of Bombay Worli has come with an interesting and informative Brain Savingtraining session in the 108 ambulance fordoctors who are appointed to treat patients who call for 108 Emergency Ambulance Services.
Present on the occasion were actor Shreyas Talpade, Mr Dilip Jadhav, Project Director, EMS National Health Mission, Mumbai, Maharashtra, and Rtn Harjit Singh Talwar, District Governor (Rotary).
Stroke is known as one of the leading causes of death and disability in India. The incidences of stroke are rising at an alarming rate. To help Mumbaikars get that prompt treatment in the golden hour, the state the 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. To allow doctors to tackle stroke at the right time, this training session is much-needed.
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.”
He added, “Currently, there are 937 emergency ambulances in Maharashtra, and around 2600 B.A.M.S. or B.U.M.S doctors. In Mumbai, there are about 112 ambulances and the doctors are trained for advanced life support, basic life support and disaster management. The average time taken to reach the patient site (after notification) is 18.75 minutes), and an average time taken to reach Hospital from the patient site is 26.25 minutes. This training session will help Mumbai become stroke smart, and save hands, legs, and speech of the patients during the golden hour.
Dr Vivek Talaulikar, Chief Executive Officer, Global Hospital, Mumbai says, “Global Hospital has been at the forefront in creating awareness about first aid management in medical emergencies. We have joined hands with the Mumbai Stroke Society to make the citizens Stroke Smart. This training session will enhance the knowledge of the doctors of the 108 Ambulance regarding the management of Stroke patients during the Golden Hour. Global Hospital is well-equipped in treating all levels of stroke and aims to provide round-the-clock care to the stroke patients. In addition, through this initiative we aim to empower more doctors through collective knowledge which will benefit the society at large.”
Actor Shreyas Talpade says, “I am glad that Mumbai Stroke Society and 108 Ambulance team have associated with Global Hospital, Mumbai for an initiative which will touch umpteen lives through timely intervention and creating awareness of managing stroke in Golden Hour. Continuous learning and enhancement of skills is very important to better the medical outcomes. I am happy to be a part of this drive as more and more skilled emergency medical services team would not only save more lives but also give patients a better quality of life.
About Global Hospitals, Mumbai
Global Hospital at Parel, Mumbai is part of Gleneagles Global Hospitals since 2015. The 450-bed facility comprises of 17-stories, housing state-of-the-art infrastructure, and advanced medical care facilities. The hospital offers end-to-end clinical, surgical and diagnostic services. It is equipped with a team of eminent medical professionals aided by qualified nurses and medical staff. Strengthening lives through compassionate care, innovative therapies and relentless efforts, it reflects in the DNA of the passionate team of doctors and dedicated clinical staff.
The Hospital offers advanced Endoscopic procedures, Hepatobiliary and Liver Surgeries, Surgical and Medical Gastroenterology, Bariatric Surgery. The hospital understands the intricacies of Bone Marrow Transplantation, the success of which depends upon the quality of the harvest, the technique of transfusion, and the post-transplantation care of the patient to prevent complications. Hence, there is a state-of-the-art laboratory and requisite transfusion facilities to provide the best-in-class service to people opting for bone marrow transplantation. The hospital is a centre of excellence for Orthopaedics, Joint Replacement, Knee Replacement, Hip Replacement surgery. The hospital has round-the-clock services for emergencies, critical care, and trauma.
Gleneagles Global Hospitals has multi-super speciality hospitals in Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai and Mumbai. The brand is the most preferred hospital group for multi-organ transplants in the Asia region. The parent entity of Gleneagles Global Hospitals is IHH Healthcare, a leading premium integrated healthcare provider with a network of 84 hospitals and more than 16,000 licensed beds. It is one of the largest healthcare groups in the world by market capitalisation and is listed in the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia and Main Board of SGX-ST. IHH is a leading player in the home markets of Malaysia, Singapore, Turkey and India, and in their key growth markets of China and Hong Kong.