Dr Jeyaraj D Pandian, Principal, Christian Medical College Ludhiana receives Global Stroke Services award

Ludhiana 25th November
Prof Jeyaraj D Pandian, Principal, CMC Ludhiana received the prestigious Global Stroke Services award conferred by the World Stroke Organisation (WSO) for his contribution to the development of Stroke care services in India and other developing countries. He is the first Asian to receive this award at the recently concluded joint virtual World Stroke Congress and European Stroke Organisation Conference held from Vienna, Austria. Dr Pandian is also the current Vice-President of the WSO. He has chaired the International Working Group of the World Stroke Campaign and is a member of several committees in WSO.
Dr Pandian developed the Ludhiana urban population-based stroke registry in the year 2013 and with the department of Community Medicine at CMC completed the rural population-based stroke registry two years ago. The above stroke surveillance models have been implemented by Indian Council of Medical Research in 5 other regions in India.
He has been instrumental in implementing India’s first Mobile Stroke Unit in a rural area at Baptist Christian Hospital, Tezpur, Assam. This novel project is supported by the Indian Council of Medical Research and was inaugurated by the Honorable Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan in the month of September.
He has actively worked with World Health Organisation (WHO) Geneva, South East Asian Regional Office (WHO SEARO), New Delhi developing modules in stroke care. Perhaps even more importantly, he has worked, together with colleagues, to make thrombolysis for stroke (tPA) listed in the essential medicine category of the WHO.
Dr William Bhatti, Director CMC said that it is a matter of great honor for CMC Ludhiana and for the state of Punjab that he has been conferred this award. He also added that the department of Neurology is the only center in the region to have all the facilities to treat stroke or brain attack. The department has the Neurointerventional DSA laboratory. Patients who arrive within 24 hours of suffering a stroke can benefit from the removal of the clot in the brain using a stent.

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