Stroke is treatable but building awareness to prevent it is more important, Raghavendra Rajkuma
Bengaluru, October 29, 2017: Noted Kannada film actor, producer and also a stroke survivor Raghavendra Rajkumar on Sunday said that stroke (brain attack) is treatable but more important task cut before the society and the medical fraternity is to build awareness to prevent such attacks. He made this statement after participating in a Walkathon organised by the Bangalore Stroke Support group to support stroke victims and to create more awareness among pubic on the occasion of World Stroke Day, which is observed on 29th of October every year. The walkathon, which saw participation of several stroke victims and their family members, was held near HN Kalakshetra, Natinal College, Jayanagar 7th Block. A free health checkup camp was also held on the occasion. The event was followed by Richard Louis Comedy Talk Show and a scientific talk.
Raghavendraparticipated as one of the chief guest for the event and said that walkathonkind of events which helps in creating more awareness among the public andeducating them about the stroke. “We need such support groups to back thestroke victims to come out of the related trauma as well. Right diagnosis andon time treatment can save a person from the effect of stroke. Four years agoleft part of my body has been paralyzed, due to the right treatment by gooddoctors and physiotherapists, I am being healthy today. Stroke victims shouldn’tgive up, by undergoing appropriate treatment one can lead normal life. I am thebest example for Stroke Survivor,” he added.
Dr GT Subhash,president, Bangalore Stroke Support Group, said they have raised a question‘What’s your reason for preventing a stroke” as part of World Stroke Day thisyear. “We want public to be aware of the ill effects of stroke so that theyshould find reasons to prevent it,” he added.
Dr GT Subhashdescribed Raghavendra Rajkumar as an ambassador to build the hope in tostroke victims. “Now days due to the change in life styles, youth are becomingmore vulnerable to Heart and head strokes. By identifying the stroke at theinitial stage and having appropriate treatment will definitely let you leadnormal life,” he noted.
Stroke is a majorcause for mortality and morbidity in the world and India,with the WHO estimates suggesting that by 2050, 80% stroke cases in the worldwould occur in low and middle income countries mainly India and China.