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Separate clinic for multiple sclerosis treatment at AIIMS

New Delhi: AIIMS will open country's first dedicated centre for treatment of multiple sclerosis, a potentially disabling the neuro related ailment of both brain and spinal cord. The clinic is expecting to be open for patient from June 4, 2019 to counter the rising number of patients battling from multiple sclerosis, the clinic will be merged with neurology OPD.

Professor, MV Padma Srivastava, HOD, Department of Neurology and Chief of Neuroscience Centre, said that MS is affecting the urban population majorly and the ailment severely affecting the patients from the age group of twently to forty years. She also said that the disease affect women more than men. Official added that the currently treatment of multiple sclerosis is undergoing in the routine OPD of the neurology department in the AIIMS.

"We have faculty, doctors and resident doctors, who provide treatment to the patients in the center. This can be diagnosed with blood tests and MRI," said Prof Rohit Bhatia of the Department of Neurology, Delhi-AIIMS.

With initial symptoms, the disease strike the young, symptoms including blurred vision, loss of motor sense, poor coordination, slurred speech, tremors, numbness, extreme fatigue, problems with memory and concentration, paralysis and blindness and many more.

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