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India MS Day Event | MS Awareness Programme

By February 5, 2023April 4th, 2024Mumbai
Graphic promoting World MS Day, an annual event dedicated to raising awareness about multiple sclerosis (MS) worldwide.

On Sunday, 5th Feb 2023 at BMC Garden, Near Hotel Taj Lands End, Bandra (W) the Mumbai Chapter organized an MS Awareness Programme as a part of India MS Day activity. Dignitaries present were:

  • Mr Hemant Nerurkar, Hon. National President, MSSI – Chief Guest
  • Dr Rekha Bhatkhande, Dean & Head, Shushrusha Citizens Co-Op Hospital; Hon. National V. President, MSSI and Hon. V. Chairperson, Mumbai Chapter
  • Mr Sandeep Chitnis Hon. National Secretary, MSSI
    • Brief note on MSSI’s various patient care services & projects for better advocacy for PwMS
    • Highlighted the benefits of registering with MSSI
  • Dr Sarosh Katrak, Emeritus Director, Dept. of Neurology, Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre
    • He spoke about MS & its limited treatment in the early years in India
  • Dr Satish Khadilkar, Dean & Head, Dept. of Neurology, Bombay
    • Talked about new treatments and drugs available for MS
  • Ms Annthadine Oyefeso, Organizational Development and Movement Building Manager, MSIF, London
  • Ms Lili White, Communications & Campaigns Officer, MSIF, London

This programme helped create awareness amongst the general public in attendance. It was also a successful way for PwMS, caregivers and MSSI members and staff to interact with the doctors.

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