PALWAL: Fortis Hospital-Faridabad has extended its services at Palwal with the inauguration of its first Neuroscience OPD at Apex Hospital. This is aimed at benefitting patients of Palwal and its neighbouring areas.
The OPD will be operational on second Sundays every month to allow ease of access for people in and around Palwal for super specialist consultations. This will also drastically cut down travel for neuroscience related consults for both patients and their relatives.
The main objective of setting up the OPD in Palwal is to extend best services in cases where travelling for consults is not a viable option. Highly experienced and well qualified doctors from Fortis Escorts Hospital-Faridabad will provide the consultation.
Dr. Rohit Gupta, Director -Neuro Surgery, stated, “Awareness about the symptoms of neurological disorders and importance of timely intervention should be made more prominent among the masses. Delay in treatment, especially in cases of stroke, leaves more than one-third of the victims permanently disabled and over 25% die within 1 year.”
He said, “Patients having acute stroke need to be taken to hospital within the stipulated window period which makes them eligible for thrombolytic therapy, providing a likelihood of significant recovery in over 50% of the cases.” Dr Gupta added.
“It’s disappointing that most of the patients just accept the pain as a normal part of life instead of identifying and eliminating the root cause of the problem. Back or neck pain should not be neglected,” said an official of the hospital.
The official said, “Fortis Healthcare is determined to expand its reach and bring the best quality healthcare to the people of Haryana state.”