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June 2023

Free Annual Medical Camp at Ruby Hall Clinic

By Pune No Comments

We are delighted to share the heartening success of our Free Annual Medical Camp held at Ruby Hall Clinic after Covid-19 pandemic.

Our MSSI Pune chapter provided much-needed medical assistance to our registered MS individuals whose turnout was 41. Along with them, the camp was attended by caregivers, BNY Volunteers, MSSI staff, committee members, doctors, and their assistants from various specialities such as Neurology, Gynaecology, General medicine, and Physiotherapy.

The camp saw a turnout not only from Pune but also from far-flung areas like Beed, Aurangabad, Kolhapur, Sangali, and Nagpur. Even our bedridden MS persons who were keen to attend the camp were brought in by ambulance.

As the day closed to an end, all the prescribed medicines were made available free of cost by MSSI, along with to-and-fro travel charges for attending the camp, thus ensuring that individuals received necessary care without bearing any financial burden on themselves.

To express our gratitude for the success of the medical camp, we presented mementoes to the attending doctors for their dedication and efforts. A heartfelt shoutout to the young and enthusiastic BNY volunteers, who won the admiration of both doctors and MS individuals with their remarkable support and assistance.

We extend heartfelt gratitude to everyone who contributed to this event’s success. Let’s continue supporting each other as we journey towards a healthier and more caring future. Together, we can overcome any challenges that come our way!

Debunking Disability with MS Connections

By General No Comments

We hosted a session on Debunking Disability with MS Connections! This time our connections included persons with other disabilities.

The speakers of the session were :

  1. Alice Abraham: Disability Advocate and researcher, a person with Visual Impairment
  2. Amit Kumar Yadav: NCPEDP – Javed Abidi Fellow, a person with a locomotor disability
  3. Chaitanya Mukund- Disability Advocate, a person with Cerebral Palsy
  4. Ferdinand Lyngdoh Marshillong- Research Scholar, a person with deafness

MSSI at NIMS Hospital

By Hyderabad No Comments

MSSI Hyderabad Chapter members joined NIMS Hospital, Hyderabad on 3 June 2023 on their campus for an interactive session by the Neurology Department.

Welcome & Introduction by Dr Reshma Sultana Sheikh, Neurologist

Chief Guest – Dr Bheerappa Nagar, Director NIMS

Our Hon. Chairperson Mrs Meena Gupta addressed the gathering and spoke about the Hyderabad Chapter’s role in the effective management of MS. She was felicitated by Dr Surya Prabha. The eminent doctors present addressed the gathering, each one throwing light on the effects of MS, its treatment and management. The panel discussion was followed by an interactive Q&A session.

The PwMS were given an opportunity to speak about themselves and shed light on the challenges they face and ask questions. It was a wonderful opportunity for the Hyderabad Chapter as they gained new members after the session!

The panel of doctors included:
Dr Y Sireesha, Neurologist
Dr Rashmin Gandhi, Neuro Ophthalmologist
Dr G Padmaja, Psychiatrist
Dr Dheeraj, Urologist
Dr Lakshmana Prasad Gadde, Physiotherapist

MSSI Kolkata – Our Talkathon

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As evening descended on Saturday, 3rd of June 2023, the suave auditorium on the 9th floor of Institute of Neurosciences, Kolkata (INK) was decked up for the gala event of MSSI, Kolkata – “Our Talkathon”, a series of talks by the highly respected team of doctors and medical technicians of INK followed with an interactive Q&A session between them and our PwMS and their caregivers.

The event was inaugurated by the founder Chairman of INK – Prof. Dr. R P Sengupta, The special guest for the evening was popular musician and singer – Sidhu (Dr. Siddhartha Roy) who also happened to be a medical college alumnus of Dr. Sengupta. Together, they shared some light moments on stage and Sidhu also sang his popular song “Bhalo thakar gaan” which he had composed, performed and recorded for all the MS friends, a few years back.

Also present for the evening were popular film actress Ms. Ananya Basu and upcoming film Director Shri Shibesh Motilal. Then, the most important and much awaited “doctors speak” started with Senior Consultant – Neurology – Dr. Ashis Datta starting off the program with “Hoping for a relapse-free life”.

Prominent speakers in the series were Prof. Dr Bibhukalyani Das (Pain& Palliative care), Dr. Rashmi Saraff (Ophthalmology), Dr. Suparna Gangapadhyay (Neuro rehab), Dr. Praveen Kumar (Psychiatry), Ms. Minakshi Majumder (Diet & nutrition), Dr Santosh Trivedi (Recent drug trials in MS).

The entire event was hosted effortlessly by the Hon. Joint Secretary of MSSI, Kolkata – Shri Anirban Banerjee along with MSSI Kolkata team.

It was a very successful event where all present were “winners” and was well covered by different media houses, radio and TV channels like Aajkal, Dainik Viswamitra, All India Radio, News 18 Bangla, TV 9 , News Kalinga etc.

World MS Day 2023 – MSSI Delhi

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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!

Delhi Chapter’s Campaign to turn Delhi & NCR into the new ORANGE CITY by illuminating skylines in the signature colours of the WORLD MS movement was a success.

10 leading hospitals of the region, along with DMC Ludhiana shone bright for 2 nights to symbolise the Multiple Sclerosis-MS solidarity across borders.

MS Awareness Seminar at SIES School Auditorium

By Mumbai No Comments

Mumbai Chapter organized an MS Awareness Seminar at the SIES School Auditorium, Matunga.

Around 80 people participated in the programme including PwMS, caregivers, friends, volunteers and the MSSI team.

There were two sessions:

  • Specific Diet in MS by Ms. Saanvi Keswani, Clinical Nutritionist & Certified Diabetic Educator
  • Tackling Speech & Swallowing Problems in MS by Ms. Gayatri Hattiangadi, Associate Professor & Head of the School of Audiology & Speech Therapy Topiwala National Medical College, B.Y.L. Nair Ch. Hospital

Both the sessions were insightful and were appreciated by all.