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Fortis Noida Launches Dedicated 24/7 Ambulance & Helpline Service For Stroke Patients

Sudden numbness or weakness in the face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of the body, sudden confusion, trouble speaking, or difficulty in understanding speech, sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance, or lack of coordination are some of the recognizable symptoms of stroke

Fortis Hospital Noida has launched a dedicated ambulance service for stroke patients.  The ‘Quick & Responsive Emergency Service’ has a dedicated helpline number – 0120 2400444 to help a patient reach the hospital within the golden hour, the company said in a statement. 

 The first 4.5 hours are considered to be the most crucial or in other terms “golden” because stroke patients have a high chance of survival and prevention of long-term brain damage if they receive medical treatment within the first 4.5 hours of the onset of symptoms. 

 “Sudden numbness or weakness in the face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of the body, sudden confusion, trouble speaking, or difficulty in understanding speech, sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance, or lack of coordination are some of the recognizable symptoms of stroke. In such a case one should be immediately rushed to hospital and immediate treatment should be given to prevent any irreversible damage to the patient,” said Dr Rahul Gupta, Director & HOD – Neurosurgery. 

 “Around 1.8 million people suffer from stroke every year but only 1% are able to reach the hospital on time to get the required treatment. The stroke ambulance is equipped with all necessary emergency facilities to immediately cater to the patient once the patient is in the ambulance and being taken to the hospital," said Dr Jyoti Bala Sharma, Director & HOD-Neurology, Fortis Hospital Noida. 

"Approaching a stroke-ready specialty hospital makes it more likely that the patient receives acute stroke therapies which have a limited time window. Thus, a dedicated ambulance for stroke patients is critical for saving the patient’s life,” she added.



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