August 2016 has been a very fruitful month. Â We had a very successful epilepsy clinic at Palghar on the 28th, a good epilepsy education patient program at Jupiter Hospital at Thane on the 27th, an epilepsy awareness talk for the teachers at YMCA Vocational Training Center Andheri on 25th and a teacher education program at Don Bosco NIOS school Borivali on 5th August. Â We also held our AGM on 30th August.
Approximately 60 patients came to the 2nd clinic that we have organized in Palghar, out of which 40 had epilepsy. Â Neurologists Dr. Pravina Shah and Dr. Dhara Shah, General Physician Dr. Wagle, Physiotherapist Shabnam Rangwala Â and Samman members volunteered at the Clinic. Â Shabnam graciously gave us her place from where we could conduct the clinic and sponsored a free lunch for everyone who attended the same. Â This large turnout was due to the collaborative efforts put in by NHRM, Shabnam Rangwala and Samman Association and has encouraged us to continue with our efforts there. Â During National Epilepsy Month we plan to have an epilepsy education program for doctors and health workers there. Â The next clinic is scheduled for 20th November.
Our Teacher education and hospital programs are proceeding well thanks to Dr. Pradnya Gadgil, Dr. Jayanti Mani, Kanchan Gupta and Pooja Nandi. Â The interest shown by teachers and doctors has been heartening.