Mobile stroke exhibition launched by Gleneagles Global Hospitals

5 December, Bengaluru: In an attempt to increase stroke awareness in the city, Gleneagles Global Hospitals has set up a Stroke “Museum on the Move”, consisting of 13 informational posters, which is set to circulate throughout various locations in the city. The exhibition began its journey on October 29th, also observed as World Stroke Day, at BGS Gleneagles Global Hospitals in Kengeri.

Theexhibition consists of 13 informational posters that cover all the basic factsand information one needs regarding strokes. The information provided followsthe flow right from what the brain is to what a stroke is to stroke symptoms,diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, and prevention. The exhibition also providesadditional information on strokes regarding neurosonology and the role ofneurosurgery in the diagnosis and treatment of strokes. The posters supplyinformation in both English and Kannada, in order to have a larger effect onthe overall population of Bengaluru. The final poster demands a call-to-action,requiring each and every audience member to take a pledge to create and spreadstroke awareness. In addition to these posters, awareness talk sessions wereorganized by Dr Suryanarayana Sharma, Consultant Neurologist and StrokeSpecialist at BGS Gleneagles Global Hospitals.

 The exhibition was previously displayed atMindtree in the Global Village Tech Park, where it remained until November30th. It was then moved to Bosch at Bidadi, where it will be displayed untilDecember 7. Previously, the exhibition was also displayed at BGS GleneaglesGlobal Hospitals, Kengeri and Lalbagh gate. The exhibition was open toemployees of Mindtree, but the exhibition at Kengeri and Lalbagh was open tothe general public, helping Gleneagles Global Hospitals edge closer to itsmission of spreading awareness to 15,000 residents of the city. Volunteers werepresent at the event to guide the audience and help them understand theinformation from the posters.

As per DrSuryanarayana Sharma, stroke is the 3rd leading cause of death worldwide, andhas been declared a global emergency. Every year, hospitals and medicalorganization take initiatives around the world take steps to promote strokeawareness on 29th October, which is World Stroke Day. BGS Gleneagles GlobalHospitals, which has been a stroke-ready and stroke-conscious hospital for overa decade now, had also hosted a 10k run and a 3 km walkathon to promote strokeawareness in the city, in addition to organizing this exhibition.

Mr ThomasMathew, COO, Gleneagles Global Hospitals, Bengaluru adds “Gleneagles GlobalHospitals has been very active in tackling the problem of strokes within theBengaluru community. The hospital has its own stroke survivor group, whichhelps stroke survivors cope with their post-treatment phase, and aims atavoiding further recurrences of the same. Due to increased stress levels andsedentary lifestyles, strokes have been on the rise. We hope to reach out toall the citizens of the city, especially the younger generations through thisexhibition in order to take active steps in avoiding new diagnoses of thisailment. It is our consistent approach to increase awareness on issues faced byour communities so that we can effectively manage this calamity.”

AboutGleneagles Global Hospitals, a Parkway Pantai Enterprise: Gleneagles GlobalHospitals is part of Parkway Pantai, a fully owned subsidiary of IHHHealthcare. In India, Gleneagles Global Hospitals operates a chain ofmulti-super specialty hospitals offering tertiary and quaternary healthcareservices with over 2,000 beds and state-of the-art, world-class hospitals inHyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore and Mumbai. A pioneer in kidney, liver, heart andlung transplants, Gleneagles Global Hospitals provides comprehensivemulti-organ transplant services in the country.

GleneaglesGlobal Hospitals aims to strengthen and expand its leading market position as adestination for multi-organ transplant for patients from India, Middle East,Africa and South East Asia. We are committed to further our aspiration ofmaking quality health care more accessible to all.

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