PATACHARKUCHI, Oct 30 - One person dies of stroke every six seconds somewhere in the world, informed Dr Hitesh Talukdar, Subdivisional Medical and Health Officer of Bajali while taking part in a lecture programme held as a part of World Stroke Day in order to generate awareness among the people about the silent but dreaded ailment.
Citing reference provided by the World Stroke Organisation (WSO), World Stroke Day is observed throughout the globe in order to make the people aware about the silent killer disease stroke. The lecture programme was held at the North Kamrup College, Baghmara under the aegis of the family members of leading sports organiser of Bajali area, Hiranjit Deka, who was himself a victim of stroke during his early days, in cooperation with Pathsala Samannay and teachers� unit of North Kamrup College, Baghmara,
It may be mentioned that for the fourth consecutive year this time, such an awareness drive has been taken up in the locality in order to generate awareness among the people.
Dr Talukdar, while shedding light on the theme of WSO this year, took the help of a projector and elaborately described about the causes and symptom of stroke, how precautionary measures should be taken by the people, etc. A leaflet with valuable information regarding stroke and other details of the subject matter was also distributed by Samannay in the locality.
Earlier, Dr Surajit Barman, Principal of North Kamrup College declared open the programme by lighting the ceremonial earthen lamp. A number of persons of the locality, including social workers and journalists were felicitated by Samannay.
Pranab Kumar Goswami anchored the programme and the vote of thanks was subsequently offered by Dr Nayanjit Deka.