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May 2023

World MS Day – MSSI Kolkata

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The Bangur Institute of Neurosciences, Kolkata, along with members of Multiple Sclerosis of India, Kolkata chapter, conducted a very significant and informative seminar on May 31, 2023, on the occasion of World Multiple Sclerosis Day. (WMSD). At this seminar, which was attended by over 100 PwMS and their caregivers, a number of topics relating to specific MS cases were also covered in depth. Dr. Gautam Ganguli, their former leader, also attended the event.

Dr. Swati Kumar, a member of the BIN-K team, began by extending a warm welcome to everyone in attendance. She then expertly managed the entire event, allowing the doctors to simultaneously discuss the history of MS, common symptoms, current trends in treating & handling MS, and the facilities provided by BIN-K. The Hon. Secretary of MSSI in Kolkata, Ms. Anuradha Goswami, later joined them and stressed the importance of having patience and mental toughness for both the MS patient and the carer in order to manage and combat this debilitating and incurable condition. Mr. Anirban Banerjee, Joint Secretary echoed her sentiments and emphasised that each incidence of the disease is distinct and individual and that its symptoms cannot be generalised.

Members of the MSSI Kolkata Executive Committee, including Mr. Tarun Saha, Mr. Rakesh Sain, and Hon. Vice Chairperson Mrs. Swapna Ghosh, was also present. To raise as much awareness as possible about MS, bilingual leaflets and booklets were provided to everyone in attendance. The occasion was wrapped up with a vote of gratitude from BIN-K’s Dr. Gautam Ganguly and Dr. Biman Kanti Roy.

MSSI Hyderabad – World MS Day 2023 Awareness

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MSSI Hyderabad Chapter celebrated WMSD with a lot of enthusiasm and fervour at City Center Mall on 30 May. PwMS, caregivers, volunteers and guests had a great time at the event.

Dr Vikram Sharma, Chief Neurologist, Omega Hospital was the chief guest and spoke on Stress Management in MS. Children of PwMS performing well in academics and sports were felicitated with trophies and cash prizes.

Siddhardha the whistler accompanied by Srikant kept the audience enthralled by giving a wonderful performance. The programme ended by forming the MS heart and human chain.

World MS Day 2023 – Chennai

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As night fell on 30 May which marks World MS Day, iconic landmarks across the globe came alive and bathed the city skies in an orange hue!
Chennai Chapter’s Campaign to turn Chennai and other Districts into the new ORANGE CITY by illuminating skylines in the signature colours of the WORLD MS movement was a success.
Important buildings in Tamil Nadu lit up in orange, showing their support for WMSD-2023

Events by MSSI Delhi Chapter

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The Delhi Chapter held multiple events across the Delhi-NCR region as a part of its World MS Day activities. Swipe to see more pictures from their events.

Medical Seminar

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Mumbai Chapter held an informative Medical Seminar on Multiple Sclerosis and allied Neurology Conditions.

Session Chair – Dr. Rekha Bhatkhande, Dean of Shushrusha Hospital, Nat. V. President of MSSI and Hon.

Vice Chairperson of Mumbai Chapter Mrs. Sundari Raju, Hon. Secretary, MSSI Mumbai Chapter sang Ganesh Vandana to begin the program. She then presented the welfare Services and projects of MSSI.

Chief Guest – Dr. Mohan Joshi, Dean, LTMGH, Sion Hospital

Newer Therapies for – Dr. Varsha Patil, Neurologist of Bombay Hospital

Changing Rehab Needs of the MS Person – Dr. Abhishek Srivastava, Neuro Rehab Specialist, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital

Ophthalmologists’ perspective of MS – Dr. Mayur Moreker, Ophthalmologist from Bombay Hospital

Neuropathic Pain Management in MS – Dr. Navita Vyas, Specialist in Pain Medicine & Palliative Care, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital

Vote of Thanks – Sheela Chitnis, Co-Founder, MSSI & Hon. Chairperson, Mumbai Chapter

Session on MS – A Positive Approach

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A talk was given on ‘MS – A Positive Approach’ by Dr Vikram Sharma, consultant Neurophysician, Omega Hospitals, Gachibowli. Some of the takeaways from his talk were that chest infections should be treated immediately, the power of exercise is the most important thing in life, and never to give up in life, 2/3rd of people with MS can walk. He suggested reading the book ‘The Secret’.