Epilepsy is a world wide health problem.
Different Indian studies including a recent meta analysis determined prevalence of about 5-6 per thousand and incidence around 38-50 per one lakh population. 70 % of population lives in villages in India and 100% of facilities of Neurologist are available in the major cities only. More over superstitions and misconceptions about epilepsy are rampant throughout the society which prevent the patients of epilepsy from taking appropriate treatment. “Epilepsy care and research foundation" was started to achieve holistic goals of providing best treatment, removal of various stigmas and social rehabilitation for the patients with special emphasis in rural areas. It would also address the various problems faced by children, women and elderly patients who have epilepsy. The foundation also aims to provide free medical care including drugs to the poor, study scholarship to epileptic students & also carry out research activity in field of epilepsy.
SecretaryDr. R.K. SurekaNeuro Physician
National Epilepsy Day Celebration at Jaipur & Churu
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Epilepsy Care and Research Foundation was started to achieve holistic goals of providing best treatment, removal of various stigmas and social rehabilitation for the patients with special emphasis in rural areas. Epilepsy Care and Research Fondation The foundation also aims to provide free medical care including drugs to the poor.
Camp at Government Hospital, Ratan Nagar, Churu Distict
7th June 2016, FROM 9 AM ONWARDS
Camp held on 29th September,2011
In continuation of series of epilepsy camps, another camp was conducted on 29th September,2011 in which 500 patients visited the camp ,they were examined by Neurophysician Dr.R.K.Sureka . Patients were given free medicines and food.
National Epilepsy Day Celebrations 2011
National Epilepsy Day would be celebrated on 8th November 2011 along with the monthly epilepsy camp which is held regularly.Chief Neuro physician Dr. R.K.Sureka told that a painting competition would be held on the occassion for the epileptic children and prizes would distributed. A run for Epilepsy would also be held.This would be 200th free epilepsy camp since inception.
National Epilepsy Day Celebrations 2011
National Epilepsy Day was Celebrated on 17th November 2011 like every year. On this occassion there was a epilepsy awareness campaign held at JMA Hall which was attended by large no of distinguished guests.Chief Guest of Function was Dr.Ashok Panagariya and function was presided by Dr. Subhash Nepalia P & C , SMS Medical College. They released a tablet on you tube regarding epilepsy awareness. Also a poster on epilepsy awareness was released. A march on epilepsy awarenss was carried out by children on Statue Circle at Jaipur
Epile[sy day celebration
The 200TH camp was held on 8TH November at Ratan nagar where National Epilepsy Day was celebrated. As reported by Dr R.K. Sureka a Exhibition depicting the various facets of Epilepsy was organized and visited by residents of the village and about 590 patients and their relatives where people were educated about Do’s and Don’ts. Similarly an audio visual film was also run for the Epileptics. A painting competition was also held for Epileptic children below 16 yrs of age and best five paintings were rewarded. The chief guest on this occasion was the MLA Churu ,Shri. Maqbool Mandelia who flagged the march “Fight against Epilepsy” in which about 50 school children participated and who carried the message of “Control Epilepsy, Fight against Epilepsy” to the masses.
National Epilepsy Day Celebrations 2013
On the eve of National epilepsy Day public awareness programme was organized by Epilepsy Care & Research Foundation at Swasthya Kalyan Bhawan, Sitapura, Jaipur which was attended by 500 nursing students, homeopathy students, physiotherapy students and teachers and other students. Dr R K Sureka, Professor , Neurology Department, SMS Hospital ,Jaipur & Chairman of the Foundation was main speaker who gave an awareness talk on understanding “Epilepsy”. He threw light on various aspects of epilepsy like various misbelieves , misconception regarding epilepsy , treatment of epilepsy and special situations like women with epilepsy, children and epilepsy and elderly with epilepsy . Dr S.S Agrawal, Chairman of Swasthyan kalyan Group of colleges presided over the function.Dr Sureka is organizing free epilepsy camp in rural area of Ratan nagar, District Churu in Rajasthan every month since last 19 years, where about 5000 patients are registered from all over India & about 600 patients attend the camp monthly ,who are distributed free monthly medicines every month.Dr Sureka also presented to audience a survey on Knowledge Attitude & Practice (KAP) of Epilepsy on 300 patients conducted in the rural epilepsy camp at Churu ,in which Know;edge , attitude and practice of epilepsy were compared in two groups . First Group was of 150 new patients are those who joined the camp in 2013 onwards & second group was of 150 old patients who were attending the camp since more than 4 years.Results showed that more than 50% patients held the belief that epilepsy is caused by an act of GOD or spirits and on having a fit they were using a shoe /onion/ metal keys for treatment of the patient. Such belief was reduced in the second group (old patients) due to education they received by attending the camp. Dr Sureka also informed that in the survey 78% patients were below 25 years of age & 46% patients were illiterate & there were more males as compared to females. Average age was 20.8 years and 32% patients were unemployed.Results showed that, in group of old patients the fits were fully controlled in 60% patients as compared to 30% in new patients & side effects of drug were seen in 7% in old patients as compared to 12% in new patients. The survey showed that 65 % of new patients were on polytherapy as compared to only 35% old patients who were attending the camp since more than 4 years. Dr Sureka concluded that proper health education and regular treatment can change the life of epileptics as has been brought out in the results of the survey. On this occasion an Exhibition on various aspects of Epilepsy was also organized which was attended by more than 500 students and faculty members. This proved to be very informative for them.
EPILEPSY CAMP HELD ON 5TH AUGUST
IN THIS CAMP 675 PATIENTS WERE TREATED FOR THE CAUSE. FREE MONTHLY MEDICINES WERE GIVEN TO THE PATIENTS. FREE FOOD AND DRINKING WATER WAS ALSO PROVIDED TO THE PATIENTS. THEIR WERE 50 NEW PATIENTS WHO WERE TREATED IN THE CAMP. THERE WERE 5 DOCTORS WHO PROVIDED THERE SERVICES FOR THE CAMP. IN THIS CAMP PATIENTS HAD COME FROM ALL AROUND THE COUNTRY INCLUDING STATES OF PUNJAB, HARYANA, MADHYPRADESH, RAJASTHAN
700 epilepsy patients got benefited in epilepsy camp at Ratannagar ,Churu
In series of regular epilepsy camp,camp was organized At Ratannagar, Churu on 7th July 2015.In this camp 700 epilepsy patients got treatment and 5000 epilepsy patients were registered.Chief Neurologist & Retired Professor of SMS Medical College Dr R.K. Sureka updated that regular medication is must during Pregnancy otherwise seizure can badly effect mother and child.Dr Jaisingh,Dr Abhinav Sarin Dr F.H. Gauri also contributed in this camp. Patients were given free medicines and food.
Camp Held on 1st Septemer 2015
IN continuation of Regular Epilepsy Camp,organized By Triveni Devi Sureka Charitable Trust ,camp successfully completed at govt hospital Ratanagar,Churu. In this Camp Senior Neurologist from Jaipur DR. Rk Sureka consulted 752 patients. All these patients given free medication along with free food facility. Other Doctor Dr Jaisingh,Dr Abhinav Sarin ,DR FH Gauri also assist Dr Sureka
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