SUNWAY MEDICAL CENTRE VELOCITY ADVOCATES BRAIN HEALTH AWARENESS WITH FREE TELECONSULTATION
JUNE 16, 2020 @ 10.12PM
In conjunction with brain awareness month this year, Sunway Medical Centre Velocity (SMCV) is offering unlimited free teleconsultation services with consultant neurologist Dr Kok Chin Yong and neurosurgeon Dr Gerard Arvind Martin.
In Malaysia, stroke is the third highest cause of death – on average, there are 92 stroke admissions daily across Malaysian healthcare facilities, with 40% of stroke afflicted patients below the age of 60. Unfortunately, during the pandemic, hospitals have found that stroke patients are approaching healthcare institutions much later, or even not at all as they fear contracting the virus.
In light of these concerns, SMCV’s dedicated Velocity Neuro Centre (VNC) will be offering new patients the chance to register for free and unlimited teleconsultation services from the comfort of their own homes.
According to Dr Gerard, these teleconsultation sessions are part of the hospital’s efforts in ensuring patients can receive the necessary medical advisory and services that can improve their physical and mental wellbeing.
“Through these consultation services, patients can talk to specialists about neurological related conditions such as headaches, or simply talk with a neuro specialist to learn more about brain health. We at SMCV aim to encourage patients to speak up about their concerns and to talk about what is worrying them as this is a key step in identifying potential cases.”
Interested patients simply need to visit SMCV’s website and make the necessary appointment. There, they can discuss symptoms, concerns and possible next steps to receive treatment and care according to their respective conditions.
Preventing the occurrence of strokes
Above all, it is important to recognise the warning signs of stroke, which can be easily remembered with the acronym BE FAST: Balance difficulties, Eyesight changes, Face weakness, Arm weakness, Speech difficulties – in which it is Time to call the hospital for immediate treatment.
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