Camp at Civil Hospital Latur

The team of 35 led by Dr. Nirmal Surya, Founder Trustee & Chairman, Epilepsy Foundation camp at Latur, The camp started at 9.00am with the CME lecture by Dr. Devashish Ruikar, Neurologist, Latur Dr. Nirmal Surya, which was attended by nearly 160 Physician in presence of Dr. Sanjay B. Dhage (Civil Surgeon, Civil Hospital, Latur), Dr. Gangadhar Parge (DHO, Latur), Dr. Pradip Dhele (Medical Superintendent, Women Hospital, Latur) & Dr. Shridhar Pathak (RMO, Latur). The CME is Accreditated by MMC for 2 Credit points.

The Camp was inaugurated & lighting of Lamp by Dr. Nirmal Surya, (Founder Trustee & Chairman, Epilepsy Foundation), Dr. Vipin Itankar (CEO, ZP, Latur), Dr. Sanjay B. Dhage (Civil Surgeon, Civil Hospital, Latur), Dr. Gangadhar Parge (DHO, Latur), Dr. Pradip Dhele (Medical Superintendent, Women Hospital, Latur) & Dr. Shridhar Pathak (RMO, Latur)

There was a rush of patients and a total of 368 patients suffering from epilepsy were examined by the team of doctors & Therapist. Among the patients were people who had come from various districts & Schools Health workers as well as local people from Latur district. Besides epilepsy patients there were few patients suffering from MR with epilepsy and other disability were also seen by the team.

An EEG room was set up with 3 EEG Machines by 4 EEG technicians. A total of 28 EEGs were done. Every Patient’s data was recorded for future reference and follow up. A Team consisting of a Clinical Psychologist, One Physiotherapist & Two Speech Therapists from Mumbai were also present to evaluate & treat patients. They treated 63 Patients overall. (CP= 26, PT= 15 & ST= 22). MRI was done by 29 patients. Epilepsy Foundation has arranged for 110 patients 3 months free medicine with the help of various Pharma Companies (INTAS, SUN Pharma & Bindu Menon Foundation).

There was a street play organized by the Epilepsy foundation under the supervision of Dr. Nirmal Surya for the awareness of Epilepsy which helped to give a clear view to the Patients & their caregivers about the myths & facts surrounding Epilepsy. The street play performance was arranged in the hospital premises, ST stand, Railway Station and other public places in Latur & the response was encouraging from public.

The Camp ended at 4.00pm & team departed to Nanded for 75th Camp on 10.02.2019 with great satisfaction.

Team of Doctors present at Latur

Dr. Nirmal Surya (Neurologist, Mumbai) Dr. B. N. Sawant (Neurologist, Mumbai)
Dr. Ganesh Kini (Neurologist, Mumbai) Dr. Deepak Palande (Neurosurgeon, Mumbai)
Dr. V. S. Manek (Neurosurgeon, Mumbai) Dr. Devashish Ruikar (Neurologist, Latur)
Dr. Nilesh Nagargoje (Neurologist, Latur) Dr. Prashant Utage (Ped. Neurologist, Hyderabad)
Ms. Aarti Sharma (Clinical Psychologist, Mumbai) Dr. Hitav Someshwar (Physiotherapist, Mumbai)
Dr. Dipti Shingi (Speech Therapist, Mumbai) Dr. Chaitrika Patkar (Speech Therapist Mumbai)

Social Worker

Mr. Mahesh Pawar Mr. Akhilesh Jaiswar Mr. Prakash Bhaindarkar Mr. Devashish Bhaindarkar
Mr. Vinod Soni Mr. Deepak Gandhi Mr. Bhupendra Joshi Mr. Ashutosh Jaiswar

EEG technician

Mr. Rahul Ambadskar Mr. Umesh Pardeshi Ms. Rupali Kamble Mrs. Maya Dave

Medicine Distributor & Data Operator

Mr. Amogh Desai Mr. Rajkumar Mr. Vyanketesh

Support Team

Mr. Shailesh Mahadik Mr. Pravin Sisode Mr. Ravindra Ghadigaonkar

Street Play

Mr. Dilip Kamble Mr. Pradeep Velonde Ms. Sonali Nadkar Mr. Tejas Bhor Mr. Prasad Raorane

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