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The stroke disease burden in India has increased nearly 100%

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New Delhi: Noting that the incidence of stroke has, in India, increased almost 100 per cent in the past few decades, neurologists and public health experts called for an integrated and comprehensive approach to address the growing burden of stroke at the first Stroke Summit organized by premier health think tank Integrated Health & Wellbeing (IHW) Council and endorsed by World Stroke Organization.

According to the Global Burden of Disease study of 2013, 25.7 million people survived stroke, 6.5 million died, and 10.3 million new strokes were recorded. It also noted that the low-and middle-income countries (LMICs), of which India is a part, have witnessed more than 100 per cent increase in incidence of stroke whereas the developed countries have witnessed a drop of 42 per cent… (ET Healthworld, December 20, 2019)

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