WMSD Events 2019 – Mumbai

By May 30, 2019Mumbai

On occasion of World Ms Day MSSI, Mumbai & Apollo Hospital, Navi Mumbai

had a very interesting Medical Seminar where there was a Medical Panel consisting of eminent doctors: Dr. Rekha Bhatkhande, Gastroenterologist & Hon. Secretary of MSSI, Mumbai, Dr. Girish Nair- Neurologist, Dr. S.Kulkarni- Physician, Dr. Niraj Ravani –Psychiatrist, Dr. Tanuja Akre- Physiotherapist, Ms. Pooja Lakhani – Nutritionist, Ms. Shivani Rajashree – Counsellor

The MSIF Theme is my Invisible MS, which means Raise Awareness for visibility of MS & MS persons.

In Mumbai, a panel discussion on MS was conducted by eminent doctors of Apollo Hospital, The session started at 10.30 a.m. in the presence of office bearers of Mumbai Chapter, MSPs & their families, Caregiver, volunteers & young doctors of Apollo Hospitals. Dr. Neha conducted the programme which was started by lighting the lamp by Mrs. Sheela Chitnis & CEO & COO Doctors of Apollo Hospital. Sheelatai gave the presentation on work & history of MSSI & journey ahead.

Dr. Girish Nair introduced the panel of doctors & the session started.

Dr. Nair gave a brief introduction of everyone & announced a plan to start MS Clinic. The session continued for more than two hours & it satisfied a lot of queries from MS persons. It covered medical, social, psychological, nutritional aspect as well as the need for awareness among people. The challenges are many & people exchanged views and notes to help each other.

At the end mementoes were given by Sheelatai & vote of thanks was given by Neha.

Eisai Pharma Contributed a lot for awareness by distributing booklets on “ Patient Education” & did celebration by lighting “ Bandra-Worli” Sea Link in orange colour from 27th to 31st May.

We feel that the challenges are met together at various levels. They are to :

  • Create awareness at urban as well as rural in cities & smaller
  • To take help at primary health centres with Aanganwadi & general
  • Register many of them to know & help to manage the disease at psychological, Social & financial
  • Sensitise Government agencies on disability certificate & other
  • Try & find/retain employment for MS
  • Give medical help through MS Clinic (diagnostic).
  • Share lot of modalities with all the
  • Appeal various organizations, Companies & individuals for help & acknowledge their It is said that “ We grow when we face challenges”.

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