Stroke claims 3,000 lives annually: WHO

KATHMANDU: The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that around 3,000 Nepalis succumb to stroke annually with the figures said to be higher than aforementioned estimate in rural areas.

The figures were revealed at a training themed 'Stroke Thrombolysis 2018' held in Kathmandu. Specialists who participated in the event deliberated on how to extend support in the treatment of stroke and how to render healthcare services to stroke patients at the earliest.

The training organised by Synergy Corporation and Nepal Stroke Association also imparted knowledge about management of stroke, techniques of its cure as well as its remedy, among others, according to Upendra Devkota Memorial National Institute of Neurology and Applied Sciences Executive Director, Dr Madhu Devkota.

Likewise, Association's President Prof Dr Lekhjung Thapa underscored the treatment of stroke patients from skilled specialists, stating that the effects of stroke would be immediately seen on a patient.

As per experts, those who have high blood pressure, diabetes, alcohol addiction are at an increased risk of suffering from stroke.