NATIONAL EPILEPSY DAY CELEBRATION - 17 th November 2014

On National epilepsy day 17th November
2014, Jaipur branch of Indian epilepsy Association organized a public education program at the Jaipur Medical Association hall in the SMS Medical college campus. All the local newspapers covered the news about this program on 16th November so that people could attend it.

Approximately 100-150 people participated including patients, their relatives, para medical staff, doctors & journalists, The program was inaugurated by a Person with epilepsy. The principal & controller of SMS Medical college, Dr.Subhash Nepalia in his inaugural speech told the audience that when he was doing M.D.( Gen.Medicine ) in the year 1980 under Dr. Brij Mohan Sharma they were running epilepsy clinic for patients of epilepsy and were distributing Tablet phenytoin and tab phenobarbitone to all the poor and needy patients. He praised the efforts of the department of Neurology and especially of Dr.Chandra Mohan Sharma who has been doing this public education program for more than 16 years. Dr.Chandra Mohan Sharma addressed the audience and stated that the Association has decided to celebrate epilepsy day as International epilepsy day on 2nd Monday of February every year from 2015 onwards.
Professor Anjani Sharma explained the various types of seizures to the audience. Dr. B.L. Kumawat, Associate Professor of Neurology SMS Hospital, explained about the myths in epilepsy, its causes in
various age groups, precautions
during pregnancy and “Do’s and Don’ts” in epilepsy. Dr.Trilochan Shrivastava, Associate Professor explained the importance of preventive aspects of the disease. Dr.Dinesh Khandelwal, Associate Professor, addressed the gathering and discussed about general guidelines regarding treatment and side effects of the drugs.Dr. Ravinder Singh, Dr. DeepakJain Assistant Professors and resident doctors of the department also participated in the program. Dr.Raj Kumar Macker from Saket Hospital emphasized the importance of the treatment of epilepsy. Dr.Dilip Singh Rathore and Dr. Shailesh Dixit of Jaipuria Hospital also shared their expert views on epilepsy with the audience.

All the consultants of Neurology department and from various other hospitals answered the queries of the patients and their relatives in a question answer session.Many of the patients and their relatives shared their experiences with audience which was useful for the other patients and their relatives.
On this occasion an exhibition of posters in Hindi was organised to explain the details of epilepsy and its treatment. Drawing competition and quiz competition was held among the children with epilepsy and the best five were awarded prizes. School bags, color pencils and drawing boxes were distributed by various pharmaceutical companies. to all the children who attended the program Free anti- epileptic drugs were distributed to patients.

 

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NATIONAL EPILEPSY DAY CELEBRATION - 17 th November 2013

On national epilepsy day 17 th November 2013, Jaipur branch of Indian epilepsy Association has organize public education program. The program held at Jaipur Medical Association hall in the SMS Medical college campus. All the local newspapers covered the news on 16 th November about this program for awareness in people to attend the program.

 

Patients, their relatives, doctors & journalists, attended the program, approximately 100-150 people have participated. The principal & controller of SMS Medical college,Dr.Subhash Nepalia has inaugurated the program he has praised the efforts of the department of Neurology and specially of Dr.Chandra Mohan Sharma who have been doing this public education program for more than 15 years. Dr.Chandra Mohan Sharma addressed and stated that this year the Association has decided to keep the slogan of the year, importance have caregivers in the management of patients with epilepsy.This message should reach to every one in our country. Press and public can play important role in it.

 

 

Dr.BL Kumawat, Associate Professor of Neurology SMS hospital, explained about the myths in epilepsy, its causes in various age groups, precautions during pregnancy and “Do's and Don'ts” in epilepsy. Dr.Trilochan Shrivastava, Associate Professor explained the audience the importance of preventive aspects of the disease. Dr.Dinesh Khandelwal, Neurophysician, addressed the gathering and discussed about general guidelines regarding treatment and side effects of the drugs.The resident doctors of the department have also participated in the program.

 

All the consultants of Neurology departments have answered the queries of the patients and their relatives.

 

 

To sum up the function Dr.Chandra Mohan Sharma stated that epilepsy is treatable with drugs and surgery and stressed more on taking treatment from qualified doctors and to avoid quacks.

 

Many of the patients also shared their experiences with the other patients and their relatives.

 

On this occasion exhibition of posters in Hindi was put on to explain the details of epilepsy, its treatment & remedies. Drawing competition was held among the children with epilepsy and the best five of them were awarded prizes.School bags, color pencils and drawing boxes were distributed to all the children who attended the program by various pharmaceutical companies. Free anti-epileptic drugs were distributed to patients.

 

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NATIONAL EPILEPSY DAY CELEBRATION - 2009

Reported by: Dr CM Sharma On national epilepsy day 17th November 2009, Secretary of the Jaipur branch of Indian epilepsy association Dr Chandra Mohan Sharma has organized a patient education program at Jaipur Medical Association hall in the SMS Medical college campus. All the local newspapers covered the news on 16th November about this program for awareness in people to attend the event. Patients, their relatives, doctors & journalists, attended the program; approximately 300-350 people have participated. After formal inauguration Dr Chandra Mohan Sharma addressed and educated the participants regarding the year slogan of Indian epilepsy association that "Prevention is better than cure" He told that prevention of epilepsy starts with safe child birth and till old age to prevent the stroke and head injuries. He also advised them to wear helmet while riding on motorbike, scooter to prevent head injury, which is also a preventable cause of Epilepsy. This message should reach to every one in our country. Press and public can play important role in it. A young patient of epilepsy Miss Paiker has presented a lecture on epilepsy and shared her experiences with participants. Dr BL Kumawat, Assistant Professor of neurology SMS hospital, explained about the myths in epilepsy, its causes in various age groups, precautions during pregnancy and "Do's and Don'ts" in epilepsy. Dr Dinesh Khandelwal, Neurophysician, addressed the gathering and detailed about general guidelines regarding treatment and side effects of the drugs. Dr Dinesh Sharma, Senior Neurologist of Jaipur hospital had an interactive session, solved the quarries of patients, their relatives and explained the people regarding importance of the role of detail history narrated by the eyewitness for the correct diagnosis of epilepsy. He stressed that the video recording by mobile camera RAJASTHAN-JAIPUR CHAPTER NATIONAL EPILEPSY DAY 2009phone is a very convenient tool for this purpose. He also explained the people regarding the role of surgery in patients with intractable epilepsy. Dr RS Jain Associate professor neurology and Dr Trilochan Srivastva were also participated in panel discussion.To sum up the function Dr Chandra Mohan Sharma stated that epilepsy is treatable with drugs and surgery and stressed more on taking treatment from qualified doctors and to avoid quacks. On this occasion exhibition of posters was put on to explain the details of epilepsy, its treatment & remedies. Drawing competition was held among the children with epilepsy and the best five of them were awarded cash prizes courtesy Len brook Pharma. School bags, color pencils and drawing boxes were distributed to all the children who attended the program. Free anti-epileptic drugs were distributed to patients.