For the first time in Coimbatore, the two-day “4th National Annual Conference on Neurosonology and Stroke” was organized under the aegis of the Society of Neurosonology on May 6 and 7, 2017. So far, holding such a national event used to be the privilege of Tier 1 cities.
Thanks to the efforts put in by Dr M.Pradeep, Neurology Department of KG Hospital, Coimbatore has now joined the league of advanced medical cities in hosting the conference. Specialists from India and abroad attended the conference and discussed all the intricacies of the emerging field of neurosonology.
Dr Pradeep, who was the organizing secretary of the conference, said that “neurosonology is a big leap forward in the management of stroke, the devastating disease which has imposed a huge global burden as the morbidity and mortality rates among those who get such a physical condition are quite high all over the world.
The neurosonology procedure helps in identifying the exact location of the blood clot in the brain, which is the cause of acute stroke, and helps in the early dissolution of the clot. Employing this technique will produce excellent outcome. Therefore, as soon as the patients notice any of the above symptoms they should immediately consult the neurologists, Dr Pradeep said.
Awards for specialists
KG Hospital Chairman Dr G.Bakthavathsalam, who was the chief guest at the inaugural function, said that “neurology, a fascinating subject, is a serious business. In treating a stroke patient, a neurologist has to run against time as lapse of every minute will cause irreparable and irreversible damage to the brain cells.
He further said that a neurologist would never retire, and a neurologist was judged not by the number of surgeons he had performed but by the number of surgeons he had created. There was a felt need for more number of teachers in this sphere.
On the occasion, the Chairman released two books: one on “Stroke” authored by Dr Man Mohan Mehndiratta, and another book on “Neurosonology & Stroke,” authored by Dr Vijay Sharma and Dr M.Pradeep.
Dr Bakthavathsalam presented “Life Time Achievement Awards,” instituted by the Coimbatore Neurological Society, on senior professors Padma Shri Prof.Dr CU.Velmurugendran, Prof. Dr Zaheer Ahmed Sayeed, Prof.Dr K.Srinivsasan, Prof.Dr A.V.Srinivasan and Prof.Dr Man Mohan Mehndiratta. In their acceptance speech, the awardees thanked KG Foundation for having recognized their medical services.