Freedom From Stroke

As reported by NIH, stroke is one of the leading causes of death and disability in India. Worldwide, stroke is the commonest cause of mortality and chronic adult disability. The lifetime risk of stroke after 55 years of age is 1 in 5 for women and 1 in 6 for men. WHO estimates suggest that by 2050, 80% stroke cases in the world would occur in low and middle income countries- mainly India and China. To fight this advancing and preventable condition, the Continental Institute of Neurosciences has taken the initiative of launching a Dedicated 24x7 Neuro Stroke Ambulance Unit. Through this campaign, we plan to raise awareness about important factors like FAST symptoms, Golden Hour and plan of action to be taken in case of a stroke. The call center number of 040-67000 000 will be the first point of contact of a person experiencing or witnessing a brain stroke. 



As reported by NIH, stroke is one of the leading causes of death and disability in India. Worldwide, stroke is the commonest cause of mortality and chronic adult disability. The lifetime risk of stroke after 55 years of age is 1 in 5 for women and 1 in 6 for men. WHO estimates suggest that by 2050, 80% stroke cases in the world would occur in low and middle income countries- mainly India and China.

To fight this advancing and preventable condition, the Continental Institute of Neurosciences has taken the initiative of launching a Dedicated 24x7 Neuro Stroke Ambulance Unit. Through this campaign, we plan to raise awareness about important factors like FAST symptoms, Golden Hour and plan of action to be taken in case of a stroke. The call center number of 040-67000 000 will be the first point of contact of a person experiencing or witnessing a brain stroke. 

On this occasion on Monday, 14th August-2017 at 10am, we have the good fortune of having Dr.C Laxma Reddy, Honorable Minister of Medical, Health & Family Welfare- Govt of Telangana joining us as Chief Guest to inaugurate the ambulance unit. Along with this, we have our team of Neurologists who will be speaking about the prevention, identification and management of brain stroke.

The minister shared his appreciation for Continental Hospitals' initiative, saying "Continental Hospitals is doing the public of Hyderabad a great service by ensuring that stroke patients receive immediate and appropriate treatment. As medical practitioners, it is our responsibility to bring about awareness of debilitating conditions like brain stroke- identification, prevention and proper treatment so that precious time is saved. We should also take a pledge to avoid unnecessary medications and unwanted surgeries, especially in rural areas that have limited knowledge about conditions such as brain stroke. "

Attended by over 80 doctors, staff and members of the press, the highlight of the meet was inauguration of Dedicated 24X7 Neuro Ambulance. We'd like to thank everybody for the support extended for the success of this event.