Published On: Sun, Oct 29th, 2017

Stroke is treatable but building awareness to prevent it is more important, Raghavendra Rajkumar

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Walkathon held in city to mark World Stroke Day


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.

World Stroke Day Walkathon flag off by Film actor, Producr Raghavendra Rajkumar

Raghavendra participated as one of the chief guest for the event and said that walkathon kind of events which helps in creating more awareness among the public and educating them about the stroke. “We need such support groups to back the stroke victims to come out of the related trauma as well. Right diagnosis and on time treatment can save a person from the effect of stroke. Four years ago left part of my body has been paralyzed, due to the right treatment by good doctors and physiotherapists, I am being healthy today. Stroke victims shouldn’t give up, by undergoing appropriate treatment one can lead normal life. I am the best 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 this year. “We want public to be aware of the ill effects of stroke so that they should find reasons to prevent it,” he added.

Dr GT Subhash, described Raghavendra Rajkumar as an ambassador to build the hope in to stroke victims. “Now days due to the change in life styles, youth are becoming more vulnerable to Heart and head strokes. By identifying the stroke at the initial stage and having appropriate treatment will definitely let you lead normal life,” he noted.

Stroke is a major cause for mortality and morbidity in the world and India, with the WHO estimates suggesting that by 2050, 80% stroke cases in the world would occur in low and middle income countries mainly India and China.

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