Although the weather tried to cross our plans we were finally able to hold a remarkable stroke training last Friday in Narayanghat, Chitwan region.

And that is mainly attributable to the great organizational talent of Krishna Dhungana and his team from Synergy and UDM-NINAS, who invited more than thirty doctors and physicians from the Chitwan Area for a stroke care workshop.

A broad range of topics on stroke care was covered by local, national and international speakers:

Dr Ghanshyam Kharel, senior consultant of Neurology from the Neuro Hospital Kathmandu, gave an introduction about the ABC of thrombolysis. Dr Sankar Laudari wrapped up the latest treatment guidelines of ischemic stroke. Dr Nima Begli, stroke physician from Germany, explained the Do’s and Don’ts in Post-Acute Stroke Care and Patrick Tunkl highlighted the importance of Public Awareness in Stroke. We also had the honor to listen to Dr Subash Phuyals experience in endovascular treatment of stroke and got Dr Suresh Biswokarma’s guidance on decompressive hemicraniectomy. Each presentation was followed by a highly interesting and stimulating discussion round. 

Overall, the Workshop in Narayanghat added on to the great stroke care movement that is emerging in the country. We could all feel that continuous education on stroke care like this are contributing strongly to the stroke movement in Nepal and will improve the outcome of many stroke patients.

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