MSSI Thiruvananthapuram hosted an empowering MS Walk from Manaveeyam Veedhi to the Museum on Feb 11, 2024. Over 50 people with MS and caregivers walked together to spread awareness about Multiple Sclerosis.
The event was graced by Dr. Sruthi from SCTIMST, who shared insights into new treatments for PwMS, while Dr. Jayachandran, a Social Worker discussed coping with MS through lifestyle modifications at the disabled-friendly sensory park in the Trivandrum Museum Campus.
As a part of World MS Day, the Trivandrum Chapter conducted a Cycle Rally in Kochi on May 29, 2022. Confident Group, Cosmos Sports and Butterfly Cancer Foundation (BCCF) joined MSSI Trivandrum for this rally to spread awareness.
Mr. T A Joseph, MD, Confident Group flagged off the rally from Cosmos Sports World, Kochi. More than 50 riders joined MSSI members for the ride. Riders covered 15 kilometres and finished the ride at BTH Sarovaram, Kochi. Dr. Suresh Kumar, Consultant Neurologist, Renai Medicity then inaugurated the awareness classes to be conducted at the state level. MSSI Trivandrum Secretary, Mr. Ram Kumar explained the importance of MS awareness. Confident Group MD, Mr. T A Joseph announced 2 months of medical aid for 30 MS persons and conveyed his solidarity for MSSI’s movement. Cosmos Sports Cluster Manager, Mr. Charles Vadakkan distributed the participation certificate to the riders.
Dr. Prashanth Raghavan, Ayush Prana, Dr. Mansoor Koyakutty, Founder BSSF, Dr. Sudhakar Muthyala, Secretary BCCF also addressed the audience.
The Patient Outreach Program was conducted as a part of World MS Day 2022 celebrations. It was organised in collaboration with the National Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (NIPMR) on May 07, 2022.
This program helps our members understand the importance of rehabilitation. NIPMR provided the services of a Physiatrist, Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, Speech Therapist and Psychologist. The doctors and therapists examined each member and understood the difficulties people with MS were facing. They emphasised rehabilitation as a solution to their problems.