The number of people affected by Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is on the raise at an alarming rate. MS is a rare demyelinating neurological disorder which affects young individuals predominantly between the age 20 to 40. Many patients suffer in silence because of lack of awareness and high cost of treatment.
The department of Neurology at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences conducted a seminar to create awareness about this disease on June 16, 2017. Patients affected with Multiple Sclerosis and their relatives were invited to this free seminar.
The Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Clinic at Amrita Hospital has treated over 200 patients and is among one of the largest MS clinics in the country. The multi disciplinary clinic also involves ophthalmologist, physiatrist and physiotherapists, psychiatrist, psychologist, speech therapist, urologist and social workers. The theme of this years World MS Day is “Tips to live with MS.”