Published on: April 16, 2022

KARNATAKA BRAIN HEALTH INITIATIVE

KARNATAKA BRAIN HEALTH INITIATIVE

Vichy NEWS

Robin Uthappa has been appointed as the brand ambassador of Karnataka Brain Health Initiative

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  • Diagnosis and timely treatment of common neurological problems
  • What problems are treated – epilepsy, headache, stroke, dementia and brain infections
  • Diagnosis can be done from the grassroots level of primary health centres, secondary-level district hospitals and NIMHANS at the tertiary level in Karnataka
  • Launched by State government in association with NIMHANS and Niti Ayog in January
  • Preparations to start Brain Health Clinics in the three pilot hospitals – Jayanagar General hospital in Bengaluru Urban, SNR Hospital in Kolar and District Hospital in Chickballapur – has begun, the government has appointed cricketer Robin Uthappa as the brand ambassador for brain and mental health programmes
  • The pilot project has also been announced in this year’s State Budget
  • Brain health promoting activities such as physical exercises, yoga, sports, traditional art and crafts, stress reduction and nutritional support will be initiated in three pilot districts
  • Overall 180 doctors, including 26 neurologists from NIMHANS, are involved