Fortis Malar Hospital organises Awareness Programme on International Epilepsy Day

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Organizes Epilepsy Awareness Session for parents at Spastics Society of Tamil Nadu

Chennai, February 11, 2019: On International Epilepsy Day, Fortis Malar Hospital conducted an Epilepsy Awareness programme at Spastics Society of Tamil Nadu to educate parents of children with epilepsy today. Over 100 parents along with their children participated in the informative programme to get a better understanding of the medical condition afflicting their children. Dr.Senthil Nathan, Neurologist, Fortis Malar Hospitals interacted with the participants and shared valuable insights on epilepsy, recognizing symptoms, managing the condition and the required lifestyle changes.

The session mainly focused on social care response to epilepsy and educated participants on what a seizure looks like, how to respond to someone having a seizure, how teachers can manage students with epilepsy and much more. The programme stressed the necessity for parents and teachers to have complete knowledge of epilepsy and how to manage epileptic seizures.

Dr. Senthil Nathan commented on the occasion saying “This epilepsy day we’d like to bring focus to educating people about epilepsy and the need for continued treatment .The major hurdle in achieving epilepsy free India is the social stigma associated with the disease and that has to be eliminated by proper education and awareness. People with epilepsy require specialists to ensure they are receiving the best treatment possible to cure or manage the disease to lead a normal life.”

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Monday, February 11, 2019