Madurai Mayor Launches Meenakshi Mission Hospital’s Stroke Helpline - MMHRC

Madurai Mayor Launches Meenakshi Mission Hospital’s Stroke Helpline
Neurosurgery, News
849 Views November 3, 2023

Honourable Mayor of Madurai, Ms. V. IndiraniPonvasanth, has launched Meenakshi Mission Hospital and Research Centre’s dedicated helpline (0452-2581212) for rapid management of brain stroke here today. The launch coincides with the World Stroke Day 2023, which falls on October 29, 2023.

When a call is made to the helpline, the hospital deploys a hightech, lifesaving ambulance to the patient’s location. The patient gets first aid with respect to controlling blood pressure, and blood sugar by trained paramedical and emergency care staff, as part of its Pre-hospital emergency medicine (PHEM)-care during ambulance transit. The patients are triaged based on the severity of the stroke conditions, while a team of specialists from neurology, interventional neurology, and radiology attend to the patients.

The patients do not have to make any upfront payments for CT or MRI scans that are done to diagnose, determine the type of stroke, and assess the damage to the brain. Depending on the severity and cause of the stroke, and in consultation with the patients or their families, the treatment options are decided. It could involve medicines, thrombolysis (Medical dissolution of blood clots using clot-busting drugs) or thrombectomy, which refers to the surgical removal of blood clots from blood vessels to restore circulation

Date: 29.10.2023

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