Bhubaneswar: The neurology department of the Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital observed World Movement Disorder Day on Wednesday. On this occasion, a special program featuring a workshop and symposium was designed to enhance understanding and awareness about movement disorders.
The event was graced by Prof. (Dr.) Ashok Kumar Mahapatra, Principal Advisor (Health Sciences) to Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (SOA), who delivered an illuminating lecture. Dr. Mahapatra shed light on the challenges posed by movement disorders and underscored the critical significance of early diagnosis and intervention. The audience had the opportunity to engage in an interactive session where they could pose questions and seek guidance.
Addressing the distinctive hurdles faced by individuals grappling with movement disorders, Prof. (Dr.) Sanghamitra Mishra, Dean of IMS and SUM Hospital, emphasized the necessity for comprehensive care. She stressed the importance of collaborative efforts among medical professionals and the active involvement of patients in their treatment journey.
Prof. (Dr.) Pushparaj Samantasinhar, Medical Superintendent of the hospital, emphasized the pivotal role of a healthy lifestyle, regular exercise, and adequate sleep in managing and preventing movement disorders. Drawing parallels to conditions like Parkinson’s disease, he highlighted the positive impact that lifestyle modifications can have on the overall well-being of patients.
The seminar also witnessed the insightful participation of neurologist Dr. Lulup Kumar Sahoo. Dr. Sahoo delved into the challenges associated with movement disorders and provided updates on the advancements in their treatment. He underscored the importance of adopting a holistic approach that combines medical interventions with lifestyle modifications to enhance the quality of life for individuals affected by these disorders.
The collective wisdom shared during this special program not only heightened awareness about movement disorders but also emphasized the collaborative efforts required from medical professionals, patients, and the broader community to address the challenges posed by these conditions.