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'StrokeSOS' app to help stroke patients

NEW DELHI: Indian Stroke Association, a premier frame of stroke treating medical doctors, launched a first-of-its type ‘StrokeSOS’ app on Monday to track and assist other people hit a by way of brain stroke achieve a right kind clinic throughout the first four-and-a-half hours – often known as the golden hours – of the attack.

If attended during the golden hours, a patient can also be administered ‘clot-buster medication’ which is able to reverse or stem much of the wear.

“Unfortunately in India, not up to 1 consistent with cent of stroke patients get the correct remedy inside of first 4 and half hours. In developed international locations this quantity is at 30-40 consistent with cent,” says Dr Vinit Suri, President of Indian Stroke Association and Senior Consultant Neurologist at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals.

“They lose the primary 4 and half hours trying to establish what they've and trying to be in a Citi scan or MRI centre.”

StrokeSOS accommodates information of hospitals across India with capability to manage this treatment. If an individual with signs of a stroke turns on this app, then the location of the user would automatically relayed to nearest clinic at the checklist.

Since the App is connected with Google Maps, the patient can be navigated to the nearest facility. The clinic can be able by the point the patient reaches as it's going to be notified at the identical time.

“Most people know about the best amenities in our town. But what if one thing happens once we are touring. Sometimes the best facility could be next door and we run round right here and there in emergency situation,” adds Dr Suri. “This app is for everyone from widespread travelers to global tourists or any mindful citizen who wants to assist himself or any other person.”

StrokeSOS is a loose app available for iOS and android users.

Strokes are turning out to be some of the biggest cause of dying and disability around the globe. It’s counted a few of the most sensible 3 causes of morbidity in India. As consistent with an estimate, 70 consistent with cent of the 70 million stroke patients worldover, are in India and China. And 85 consistent with cent of deaths also take place in those international locations suggesting poor and premature treatment.

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