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KEM Hospital gets advanced stroke centre

NYOOOZ 2018-10-11 00:00:00

KEM Hospital gets advanced stroke centre

  • | Thursday | 11th October, 2018


New ray of hope: A neurosurgery department staffer takes a selfie at the comprehensive stroke centre inauguratated at the KEM Hospital in Parel on Wednesday. The civic-run KEM hospital in Parel now has a comprehensive advanced stroke centre that will offer faster treatment to patients thus reducing the damage caused by the disabling condition. “But a majority of patients don’t realise that they have suffered from a stroke and never reach the hospital within the golden hour,” said Dr. Sangeeta Ravat, head of the neurology department at KEM Hospital. While a majority of patients suffering from stroke reach the hospital late, leaving little opportunity for treatment, the new state of the art centre with an advanced machine will offer interventions up to 24 hours in select patients. The hospital has received nearly 3,500 stroke patients in the past two years but only 54 of them could get clot-dissolving injections as they reached within the time window.

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