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.