Thursday, May 27, 2021

Dr. Jeyaraj Pandian has been elected as President of ISA

 27th May 2021 at 12:57 PM

Ludhiana: 27th May 2021: (Pardeep Sharma IPTA//Punjab Screen)::

Dr Jeyaraj Durai Pandian Principal of CMC has been elected as President of Indian Stroke Association. He assumed his office in the month of March 2021 and his term will be for one year. He is also the current Vice-President of World Stroke Organisation and the Chair of Asian Stroke Advisory Panel.

Over the span of 20 years Dr Pandian has made immense contribution to stroke care in India and other low- and middle-income countries. He developed the Ludhiana Urban and Rural population-based stroke survey model which is being adapted by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) to collect vital data on stroke in 5 remote regions of the country.

He is also instrumental in the development of stroke care in northeast India, Assam. With the support of ICMR two mobile stroke units has been launched in Tezpur and Dibrugarh. Ludhiana also should be getting another mobile stroke unit this year.

He started the Indian Stroke Clinical Trial Network (INSTRuCT) to carry out stroke clinical trials which are relevant to our nation. There are 30 stroke centers in this network, and it is funded by ICMR. There are two stroke trials which are recruiting patients now and 4 more trials have been approved by ICMR for funding.

He also developed the Tezpur stroke unit model demonstrating the effectiveness of a physician-based stroke unit in improving stroke care. Along with World Stroke Organization and World Health Organization Dr Pandian is doing a project in implementation of stroke care services in Maldives, Myanmar, Bhutan, Timor Leste, Nepal and Srilanka.

He is planning to raise awareness on stroke, work with various government national programs and implement a stroke center certification program in the country during his tenure as President of Indian Stroke Association.