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World Stroke Day Quiz -NPS International School Team emerges winners of Apollo ‘Spot A Stroke’ Quiz 2022

26 schools in Mysore participated, and nearly 5,000 students took the questionnaire on STROKE

Mysore Oct 30, 2022: Apollo BGS Hospitals, has spread awareness on STROKE this ‘World Stroke Day’ Yesterday & organized a quiz competition for Schools and College Students of Mysore City. Nearly 5,000 students from 26 Schools participated in the prelims round organized at the respective schools that culminated with the Top 6 Schools reaching the grand finale, organized last evening at Vijnana Bhavan Auditorium, Manasagangotri. RJ Avinash and Dr. Somanatha Vasudeva, Consultant Neurologist, Apollo BGS Hospitals, hosted the quiz

The 12 winners, a team of 2 each, from the top-6 schools, are as follows:

Sl no Award School/College Student Names
1 Winners-Rs.20K NPS international Achinth S.K & Chahel M.Jain
2 First Runners up-Rs.15K Vijaya Vittala Abishayana- V. J & Nishanth M.P.
3 Second Runners up -Rs.10K Sadvidya High School Aishwarya Raj & Meghana Gowda K. S.
4 Consolation-Rs.2K Sadvidya PU College Ronak Soni K. & Shivaraju S.
5 Consolation-Rs.2K St.Rosello’s Pratiksha B. Jain & Lavanya K.
6 Consolation-Rs.2K St. Joseph’s Koushik M.Vasani & Nripan

Mr. N. G. Bharateesha Reddy, Vice-President & Unit Head, Apollo BGS Hospitals, said, “ To spread awareness about Stroke amongst the young minds, the quiz ‘Apollo Spot A Stroke’ contest was organized. We have been striving to treat stroke patients in the city, providing them with timely care at our dedicated STROKE READY UNIT by offering comprehensive stroke management services with state-of-the-art technology and a highly skilled Neuro & Interventional Stroke Team round the clock. There is very little awareness of Stroke, and it is our social responsibility to reach out to the people in bringing the attention, and this event is one such,” he added

Stroke is the fourth largest cause of disability and death in India, up from sixth a decade back. Stroke is potentially treatable though limited by time. Early treatment is crucial as more brain cells are saved, and the improvement is significant. Thus ‘TIME IS BRAIN’ and ‘ACT FAST’ during the ‘PRECIOUS TIME’ to survive a stroke” message must reach the masses to save lives and avoid permanent disability.

Neurologists from Apollo BGS Hospitals, Mysuru, Dr. Somanatha Vasudeva, Head of Institutes of Neurosciences and Consultant Neurologist, Dr. Aumir Moin, Senior Consultant Neurologist, Dr. Shankar, Consultant Neurologist and Dr. Vinay Hegde, Consultant Neuro Interventional Radiologist spoke about treatment modalities and practical facts about Stroke to the audience.

Students, Faculties and Parents were present during the event. Earlier today, Stroke cured patients shared their experience at the hospital.

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