Jaipur, , Multiple Sclerosis is an autoimmune disorder related to the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system) in which it affects the central nervous system of our body, the immune system (immune system) starts destroying the protective covering of the nerves, which leads to nerve damage. Damage occurs that disrupts communication between the brain and body. According to research published in the National Library of Medicine, evidence and data collected from various hospitals across the country have revealed that the cases of multiple sclerosis reported every year have almost doubled.
With an aim to increase awareness about the diagnosis and treatment of this disease and other auto-immune diseases and to make this information available to all, Fortis Escorts Hospital, Jaipur organized a ‘Multiple Sclerosis and Autoimmune Disease’ event at its premises on Thursday, September 07, 2023. The chief guest of the clinic, Dr. Rajeev Baghatta, Principal, SMS Medical College, Jaipur, Dr. Neetu Ramrakhyani, Fortis Hospital, Director, Department of Neurology, Zonal Director Nirav Bansal, Director Medical Operation, Dr. Mala Airan inaugurated the clinic by cutting the ribbon.
Dr. Neetu Ramrakhiani, Director, Neurology, Fortis Escorts Hospital, Jaipur said, “Multiple Sclerosis is a disease that affects the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system) and in this, the body’s own immune system attacks the nerve fibers. The protective layer (myelin) starts getting destroyed due to which problems start arising in communication between the brain and other parts of the body. The Multiple Sclerosis and Autoimmune Disease Clinic will provide holistic care to patients with this disease. Medical history and examination of patients will help in diagnosing the disease. The investigation includes brain and spine MRI (MS protocol), blood test and VEP (visual evoked potential) test.
Nirav Bansal, Zonal Director, Fortis Escorts Hospital, said, “We are pleased to launch this new clinic for treatment facilities in view of the increasing cases of various autoimmune diseases. Apart from a helpline, various types of therapies will also be made available in this clinic to help the patients. Besides, facilities like monitoring of patients, symptomatic treatment, neuro-rehabilitation under the guidance of experienced physiotherapy team and support and counseling by psychologists will also be provided.
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