Artemis Hospitals Organizes Walkathon in Celebration of World Parkinson Day 2022
The team of expert doctors apprised people about the disease, its symptoms, medical treatment, and the available option of surgery for Parkinson’s disease. The interactive sessions were quite insightful and increased awareness amongst people. The winners were felicitated with medals and certificates after the walkathon. The event also witnessed the presence of CEO GMDA Mr. Subhash Yadav, who was seen actively involved with the patients during the walkathon and also took an initiative of Tree Plantation after the walkathon, also GMDA has contributed 200 saplings for the Plantation initiative.
Speaking on the occasion Guest of Honor Major DP Singh Said “A soldier remains a fighter for life, and always puts the nation and his team first. These values stick even when the uniform is off. Challenges are a part of life and should be taken with the soldier’s spirit of Never Say Die and Parkinson is one such phase which we can overcome with a lot patience and best medical treatment. After the entire journey with Indian Army, age has gifted me with the challenge of Parkinson disease but being a soldier I am fighting and will fight with this too to live a normal life.”
Parkinson’s disease is one of the most common neurological disorders amongst the elderly age group. It usually develops and advances with ageing though in some of the rare cases; it has been witnessed among children and teenagers as well. Parkinson’s disease symptoms vary from person to person and early signs go unnoticed.
Dr. Sumit Singh Emphasizes the Importance of Timely Diagnosis and Treatment for Parkinson’s Disease
Sharing views on the advanced technology of surgery available, Dr. Aditya Gupta, Chief-Neurosurgery & CNS Radiosurgery & Co-Chief, Cyberknife Centre, Artemis Hospitals
“It’s very fortunate to have a successful treatment model for Parkinson disease which is DBS (Deep Brain Stimulation) surgery, as it plays a significant role in the treatment of severe cases. This can also be considered for people with early-onset Parkinson’s disease. In this surgery, a small device is placed inside the patient’s chest which sends electrical pulses to the brain. Further to this, it helps to stimulate the patient’s motor functions. After the surgery, there would be a moderate requirement of the medication.
With this Walkathon Artemis Hospitals marks the beginning of the weeklong Parkinson awareness initiatives by the team of experts from Artemis Hospitals & AGRIM Institute of Neurosciences.