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Dear Colleagues.
COVID-19 Pandemic is a public health emergency worldwide and a priority for healthcare in the current times. Acute Stroke is a time sensitive emergency and requires prompt recognition and treatment to reduce morbidity and mortality. Let us all work together to help patients of acute stroke and remind them that they need to reach a hospital as soon as they recognise the symptoms of Stroke and DO NOT STAY HOME worrying about COVID-19.

Kindly use this poster for dissemination to colleagues, patients, patient support groups and organisations. Let us work together to help treat our stroke patients timely during these unprecedented times.

Kindly download the poster for awareness and dissemination.

Jointly issued by Indian Stroke Association & Indian Academy of Neurology.

From the President’s Desk

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I am most honored and humbled to take up the post of President of Indian Stroke Association (ISA). ISA was registered in the year 2002 and it has grown over the last 18 years. Currently there are more than800 members from across the globe. It is a herculean task before me to take the association through thisdifficult period of global pandemic. I thank my predecessors who had initiated new programs to raise the awareness of stroke, promoting research among young neurologists and focusing on the advocacy with the government. The new executive committee has finalized the roadmap which are as follows: creating a continuous sustained national stroke awareness program; increase the membership of the ISA by enrolling neurologists from less represented areas; explore the implementation of Global Stroke Quality Campaign through ASA/WSO which also involves certification of stroke centers; conduct virtual stroke summer school; national/international webinars; improve the journal of stroke medicine and work with government in the prevention of stroke through national programs for NCD control. In the month of December ISA will be hosting Asia Pacific Stroke Conference (APSC 2021) in Chennai which will be a virtual meeting. I thank all the office bearers of ISA for their support and guidance so far. I am looking forward for a productive term in the next one year.

Sincerely,
Dr Jeyaraj Durai Pandian
MD DM FRACP FRCP FWSO FESO FNAMS

From the Secretary’s Desk

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Indian Stroke Association (ISA) has been a pioneer organization in advocating scientific research and advances in the field of stroke, apart from raising awareness in the community and amongst physicians for early detection and intervention. Keeping in view, the enormous burden of stroke in our country, high mortality and devastating disability that the disease often leaves behind, an integrated approach to tackle the disease involving all stakeholders is the need of the hour.

Recent evidence have linked stroke to the raging COVID-19 pandemic affecting all age group and importantly young population. During these challenging times, when people prefer to stay at home, the need to create awareness about reaching the hospital in time becomes more relevant. Equally important are the precautions taken by health care workers to treat Acute Stroke and follow “Protected Stroke Code”.

Recent evidence have linked stroke to the raging COVID-19 pandemic affecting all age group and importantly young population. During these challenging times, when people prefer to stay at home, the need to create awareness about reaching the hospital in time becomes more relevant. Equally important are the precautions taken by health care workers to treat Acute Stroke and follow “Protected Stroke Code”.

I feel privileged and proud to be able to work as a part of an organization that includes some of the best minds in the country in the field of Stroke.

I look forward to a fulfilling and meaningful tenure as secretary of Indian Stroke Association.

Sincerely,
Dr. Arvind Sharma

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