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Actor Sheyas Talpade Raises Awareness About Stroke At Global Hospital

With an aim to provide intensive training to the service providers of ambulance especially during an emergency situations, actor Shreyas Talpade along with Global Hospital The Rotary Club of Bombay, Worli, Mumbai Stroke Society organised a training session for the same. A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted or reduced, preventing brain tissue from getting oxygen and nutrients. Brain cells begin to die in minutes. It is a medical emergency and prompt treatment is crucial.

Talking about the same, Shreyas Talpade said,

I am glad that the Mumbai Stroke Society and 108 Ambulance team have associated with Global Hospital for an initiative that will touch umpteen lives through timely intervention and creating awareness of managing stroke in Golden Hour i.e. 4.5 hours after the stroke occurs. Continuous learning and enhancement of skills are 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.

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Dr. Shirish Hastak, Regional Director of Neurology, Stroke and Neurocritical Care at Global Hospital said,

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.

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