Chennai 24th July 2021: Apollo Specialilty Hospitals, Vanagaram today launched the Quaternary Care, Level FOUR Epilepsy Caren Center to help people living with epilepsy. The advanced epilepsy care centre was launched by Honourable Minister Thiru. S M Nasar, Milk and Dairy Development Department, Tamil Nadu Government and Dr Alby John Varghese, IAS District Collector & District Magistrate Tiruvallur.
This level FOUR Epilepsy Care Centre has been launched by Apollo Speciality Hospitals Vanagaram to localize (finding the lesion location in the brain), classify (Type of seizure), accelerate therapies to control seizures, further evaluate & offer higher level of care including Epilepsy Surgeries.
Epilepsy affects about 1.2% of the total world population 1 in 25 people have chance for developing seizure in their lifetime, In India it is estimated more than 10 million persons with epilepsy and in about 70% of people with epilepsy, seizures can be controlled with 1 or 2 anti-Epileptic drugs. The majority of people with seizures can be managed effectively by the treating physician, but 30% or so that have difficult to control seizures and do not respond to standard treatment require the next level of care at an epilepsy care center.
The epilepsy centre will have a dedicated team consisting of experienced Neurologists, Pediatric Neurologists, Epileptologists, Neurosurgeons, Neuropsychologists, Neuro-technicians, Rehab specialist and staff nurses who provide their experience and care for the patients.
Speaking during the launch of the centre Ms. Suneeta Reddy, Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals Group, said, “At Apollo we have always strived towards brining global standard healthcare to our patients. We have been continuously investing in talent, technology and patient care. This level FOUR Epilepsy centre launched today will enable positive clinical outcomes in patients who have been suffering with long term epilepsy.
The Level FOUR Epilepsy Care Centre will enable early referral and treatment of patients with persistent seizures, which has potential to irreversibly damage the brain, and offer hope to this select group of patients enabling them to live better.
About Apollo Hospitals:
It was in 1983, that Dr. Prathap C Reddy made a pioneering endeavor by launching India’s first corporate hospital – Apollo Hospitals in Chennai. Now, as Asia’s foremost trusted integrated healthcare group, its presence includes over 12,000 beds across 71 Hospitals, 3300 Pharmacies, over 90 Primary Care clinics and 150 Diagnostic centers, 110 plus Telemedicine Centres, over 15 medical education centres and a Research Foundation with a focus on global Clinical Trials, epidemiological studies, stem cell & genetic research, Apollo Hospitals has been at the forefront of new medical advancements with the most recent investment being the commissioning of South East Asia’s very first Proton Therapy Centre in Chennai. Every four days, the Apollo Hospitals Group touches a million lives, in its mission to bring healthcare of international standards within the reach of every individual. In a rare honour, the Government of India had issued a commemorative stamp in recognition of Apollo’s contribution, the first for a healthcare organization. Apollo Hospitals Chairman, Dr. Prathap C Reddy, was conferred with the prestigious Padma Vibhushan in 2010.
For 35 years, the Apollo Hospitals Group has continuously excelled and maintained leadership in medical innovation, world-class clinical services and cutting-edge technology. Its hospitals are consistently ranked amongst the best hospitals in the country for advanced medical services.
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