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World Stroke Day is being observed today with various programs around the world. Every year on October 29th, World Stroke Day is celebrated all over the world.
World Stroke Day is an opportunity to raise awareness of the serious nature and high rates of stroke and talk about ways in which we can reduce the burden of stroke through better public awareness of the risk factors and signs of stroke. It is also an opportunity to advocate for action by decision makers at global, regional and national levels that are essential to improve stroke prevention, access to acute treatment and support for survivors and caregivers, according to World Stroke Organization.
President of Nepal Stroke Association, Dr. Raju Poudel, says that the association is providing training in various hospitals and health institutions as well as setting international standards for the treatment of stroke.
The association has been cooperating with the Nepal Stroke Project with the help of Germany’s University Hospital Heidelberg. The association, which was established in 2017, has been researching the current situation of stroke in Nepal and the measures to be taken for its treatment.
Dr. Paudel emphasizes that the rate of stroke is high in developing country like Nepal, so it is necessary for the government to pay attention on time. Statistics show that 10 percent of those who suffer stroke in Nepal die.
According to him, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, smoking, inactive lifestyle, unbalanced diet and irregular heart rate can lead to stroke. Loss of balance, crooked face, sudden loss of eyesight, slurring of speech, numbness of limbs are symptoms of stroke and treatment is possible if the patient is reached to the hospital within 4.5 hours of these symptoms appearing.
Nepal Stroke Association is observing World Stroke Day by organizing various programs in collaboration with Grande International Hospital, Dhapasi.
On this occasion, a morning procession was held today from Maharajganj Chowk to Samakhusi in