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Living well with MS

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UCB had organized a Webcast on Saturday 28′ May 2016 on Living Well with M S This was a good opportunity for patients and their care givers to listen and interact with the Speakers from the comfort of their homes.

The Programme was as follows :

Pavan Kumar, Patient Services Manager, UCB India, welcomed all & gave brief information about World MS Day & MSSI’s Month of creating maximum awareness.

Dr. Girish Nair, Neurologist from Fortis Hospital explained on Importance of Adherence. He explained in detail how the decease modifying therapies help MSP if it is started at the incept of the MS & how the continuation of the same with your Neurologist’s advice can improve the quality of life for a longer period.

Dr Satish Khadilkar, Sr. Neurologist. Bombay Hospital in his recorded message spoke about now there are number of therapies available & hence there is a hope for managing MS symptoms better.

Ms. Sheela Chitnis, Chairperson of MSSI, Mumbai, explained the role of MSSI as a support system in India for MSPs & also for their families and also informed about the regular welfare schemes undertaken by all the Chapters in India for improving & maintaining the quality of life of MSPs.

MSP Tina Tejas, spoke that in spite of her MS , she has maintained her balance of home chores & her office work. She is an inspirational example to all MS families.

We received lot of queries and our speakers tried to answer as many as they could. Webcast was conducted by UCB in partnership with the Multiple Sclerosis Society of India (MSSI)

 

Musical Evening

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Multiple Sclerosis Society Of India (MSSI), Mumbai Chapter, World MS Day 2016

Spectacular Musical Evening !!!!

MSSI Mumbai Chapter on Wednesday 25th May 2016 celebrated World MS Day with lot of MSPs & their families. We had organized a Musical Evening at SIES Auditorium, Matunga from 4.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.

The Chief Guest of the program was BJP Corporator Rajshri Shirwadkar , from Sion , Matunga area. In her speech she applauded the services of MSSI provided to the MS patients and encouraged young MSPs to overcome their difficulties and live an independent life.

Dr. Rahul Joshi, Homeopath & Popular Music Therapist & Singer enthralled the audience for 2 hours in his melodious voice with Karaoke. He highlighted on different Ragas for different chakras of our bodies to improve quality of life.

His selection of popular Bollywood songs took the audience on a musical journey where they enthusiastically participated in singing along with him.

This year’s World MS Day’s, Global theme was Independence in MS. Hence we decided to give Mobility aids to those who have some financial constraints and they are deprived of the benefit of using Mobility aids.

MSSI purchased user friendly Wheelchairs and Bajaj Electricals Ltd donated Walkers & Tripods. On behalf of MSSI, Chief Guest Mrs. Rajshri Shirwadkar distributed these mobility aids to MSPs.

MSSI acknowledged by presenting Plaques to: Nobel Hygiene for regularly donating Adult Diapers & Bajaj Electricals Ltd for donating Walkers & Tripods for MS Day.

MSSI Mumbai’s dedicated & devoted Social worker Geeta Mirchandani, who is immensely popular with MSPs & families for last 25 years was felicitated by MSSI with a Plaque and a cash prize of Rs 10000/-

Our sincere thanks to : Chief Guest, BJP Corporator Rajshri Shirwadkar for being present in spite of her busy schedule.

Our Special Thanks to : Dr. Rahul Joshi for conducting a Relaxing & Refreshing Musical Evening at the concessional rate.

We thank Dhara Thakkar for Comparing the Program & donating Fruit drinks.

We also thank MS families, well-wishers, donors & all present.

MSSI provided sumptuous snack boxes to all. Conveyance was paid to needy patients.

As orange was the color for WMSD we distributed orange bows to everyone & T-shirts to some.

 

World MS Day (Mumbai)

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Multiple Sclerosis Society Of India(MSSI), Mumbai Chapter, World MS Day 2016

Educational Medical Seminar

 Multiple Sclerosis Society of India along with global MS Societies observes World MS Day on the last Wednesday of May every year. This year MSSI had decided to organize various nationwide MS awareness campaigns throughout May.

On Sunday 22nd, in association with Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, MSSI Mumbai Chapter had organized an Educational Medical Seminar, on “ Multiple Sclerosis, New Developments” at Grand Sarovar Banqet Hall , Goregoan from 10 .30 am to 1 pm.

In all 110 people were present including many Doctors, Patients, Caregivers, Therapists and MSSI Team .

Dr. Mohit Bhatt, Neurologist & Director Neurosciences, KDAH. Welcomed all present.

Following Doctors from KDAH enlightened the audience by sharing their expertise on various aspects of MS.

  • Dr. Jayanti Mani, Neurologist, briefed on “ABC of Multiple Sclerosis.”
  • Dr. Sunita Iyer, Neurophysiologist spoke about “Diagnosing Multiple Sclerosis.”
  • Dr. Niren Dongre, MS Ophthalmology gave detailed information on “Acute loss of vision :Is it Multiple Sclerosis?”
  • Dr. Chinmay Mehta, Neuroradiologist, Multiple sclerosis mimics : MRI to the rescue.
  • Dr. Annu Aggarwal, Neurologist highlighted on “newer treatment options and outcomes in Multiple Sclerosis.”

On behalf of MSSI, Sheela Chitnis spoke on 31 Years Journey of MSSI , where she highlighted the ongoing patient welfare Projects & Rehabilitation. She also highlighted various Awareness drives taken by MSSI, Mumbai .

This was followed by animated Question-Answer Session where all these experts participated.

MSSI is grateful to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, our special thanks to Dr. Mohit Bhatt & Dr. Annu Aggarwal for organizing an excellent Medical Seminar & providing lunch to all present.

We offer our sincere thanks to all KDAH doctors for giving us valuable information on MS.