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Rural Epilepsy Clinic

Samman Association


The Indian Epilepsy Association (IEA) was founded in Mumbai in 1971 under the leadership of Neurologists: Late Dr. Anil Desai, Dr. Eddie P. Bharucha and Dr. Noshir H. Wadia, and it functions as the Central Office of the IEA. There were 9 members of the first Governing Council: Dr. A. Desai, Dr. E.P. Bharucha, Dr. N.H. Wadia, Dr. K.V. Mathai, Dr. K.S. Mani, Dr. Baldev Singh, Dr. B. Ramamurthi, Dr. T.K. Ghosh and Mrs. R.H. Dastur. The Bombay Chapter of the IEA was formed in 1972.The Bombay Chapter is now rechristened Samman Association. For more details about the IEA and its chapters log on to:

Our Vision: To live in a Society where no persons life is limited by epilepsy.

Our Mission: To be an Association that nurtures and empowers the potential in every person with epilepsy.

Our Objectives

  • To increase epilepsy awareness through various campaigns and education programs that promote acceptance of people with epilepsy and remove fear and stigma.
  • To connect people with epilepsy and their families so that they may share experiences and support each other with love, respect and care.
  • To provide knowledge, resources and training to people with epilepsy and their caregivers to improve their quality of life.
  • To work towards policy change that empowers people with epilepsy in society.



Upcoming Events

4:30 pm “Manav Samman” Support Group Mee... @ Shri KVO Jain Manav Kalyan Kendra
“Manav Samman” Support Group Mee... @ Shri KVO Jain Manav Kalyan Kendra
May 26 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Meeting for people with epilepsy and caregivers.  No charge.
all-day Rural Epilepsy Clinic at Pen @ K.N. Farms
Rural Epilepsy Clinic at Pen @ K.N. Farms
May 27 all-day
Diagnosis and treatment of people with epilepsy for the rural population of Raigad district
all-day Rural Epilepsy Clinic Palghar @ Ecoland resort,
Rural Epilepsy Clinic Palghar @ Ecoland resort,
Jul 15 all-day
Rural epilepsy clinic for people staying in Palghar district

Samman News and Updates

Review of local events, camps and programs

Was very happy to celebrate Vishnu Rane’s birthday at our support group meeting yesterday.  Many people attended to focus on how they could support Samman Association – some of the ideas: an advocacy group to focus on the rights of people with epilepsy – support on...

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2nd Samman-Manav Kalyan Support Group Meeting

Yesterday the Samman-Manav Kalyan team organized a support group meeting at Dahisar East.  LIke the first it was very well attended, with more than 30 people present.  Neuropsychologist Dr. Urvashi Shah captivated the audience with her frank, down to earth, meaningful...

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1st Support Group Meeting at Fortis Hosp. Mulund

The first Samman-Fortis Epilepsy support group meeting was held at Fortis Hospitals, Mulund on Friday, 27th April 2018. It was attended by 10 patients and their families along with resident doctors and nurses. The support group was conducted by neurologists, a...

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Samman Picnic – 11th March 2018

Last Sunday (11th) was a very happy and happening day for our members! We all enjoyed our Annual Picnic at Green Village Resorts at Malad West. The day began at 9 am with a sumptuous breakfast of sandwiches, upma, idli, medu vada, sambhar, tea & coffee. What followed...

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Support Group Meeting

18 people attended the support group meeting yesterday. Carol showed the group her top 40 selection of the pictures received for the worldwide international epilepsy day photo competition on our large screen TV. Once all were settled in, the meeting began with the...

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21st January, 2018 – Mumbai Marathon & Rural Epilepsy Clinic

Running for us was Dr. Jayanti Mani, Pooja Nandi, Rajiv Varaiya, Anura Kenkre, Anthony & Mrs. Goveas, Ignatius Misquitta, Karina Pandya, Chintamani Vartak, Tasneem  and Murtuza Rajkotwala,  Srinivasan Iyer.  Jyanti & Pooja successfully completed the 21km and 10km...

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Support Group Meeting 6th Jan

We were happy to see new faces in the new year! We got the first new member of 2018 last Saturday, and were happy to have a couple of old members, whom we had not seen for a very long time, attend this meeting. As usual there was a sharing amongst members, this time...

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Support Group Meeting 2/12

We celebrated Anura’s achievement on 2nd December at our support group meeting. Anura after doing her Masters in Physics, has now completed her doctorate in Educational Technology from IIT Bombay. Her rather complex thesis involved building models that enable self...

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10th Year at Pen and 55th Epilepsy Clinic

On 19th November we had our 55th clinic in Pen and celebrated our 10th year. A few details about the event: 2 neurologists and 1 general physician attended to 107 patients. After distribution of medicines those patients who have been coming for over 3 years and have...

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