Mrs. Phalke: This lady suffered a brain stroke that left her right side paralysed. Her recovery was made possible by the fact that she was administered a 'TPA' injection within 180 minutes of the first symptoms of paralysis. Under normal circumstances this treatment cannot be started until a thorough evaluation is carried out to rule out contraindications to administering the 'TPA' injection. This is a clot-buster treatment that dissolves the clot in the brain, reversing the paralysis. Had the 1066 team not reacted with alacrity, she would have been left permanently disabled
Jehangir Hospital was the first hospital in Maharashtra to set up this treatment modality as a routine procedure.