Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Purple Day in Sagar Hospitals

Purple Day in Sagar Hospitals
Epilepsy affects over 65 million people worldwide (more than multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and Parkinson's combined) but many in the general public know little about it and much of what they do know is incorrect. We need you to help us improve the lives of those with epilepsy by promoting epilepsy awareness and making sure that everyone has the facts. Dr Sujith Kumar, Senior Consultant Neurologist and  Dr Bawani Anand, Senior Neurologist, Sagar Hospitals will present an informative talk on the issue and the most effective ways to keep epilepsy under control. He will also share a very interesting data on treating several epileptic patients for past 4 years at Sagar Hospitals. Dr Sreenivas, Senior Neurologist will be the chief guest of the event. "Treat Epilepsy and Move on in Life" is the motto of the event program and we want to help the society do it.
A little bit about Purple Day
It was founded in 2008, by nine-year-old Cassidy Megan of Nova Scotia, Canada, with the help of the Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia. Purple Day is an international grassroots effort dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide. On March 26, people from around the globe are asked to wear purple and spread the word about epilepsy.
Epilepsy affects over 50 million people worldwide. That’s more than multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and Parkinson’s disease combined. In India there would be about 12 million people with epilepsy.
Why purple?
Lavender is the international colour for epilepsy. The lavender flower is also often associated with solitude, which is representative of the feelings of isolation felt by persons with epilepsy. In 2009, the New York-based Anita Kaufmann Foundation and Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia joined forces to launch Purple Day internationally.