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  1. Published the work on Cerebral Malaria and Intracranial Hemorrhage secondary to aneurysms with special reference to incidence in Rayalaseema region where SVIMS located in "Eenadu" Telugu Daily newspaper to educate the people medical facilities available within their range (Dr.B.Vengamma)

  2. Conducted public meetings on Epilepsy, Migraine & Stroke about incidence, etiology and management by Dr.B.Vengamma.

  3. Interview on 1.Cerebral Malaria - clinical aspects and Prevention of Malaria, 2. Spectrum of Nervous System disorders broadcasted in All India Radio, Cuddapah in October, 1995 (Dr.B.Vengamma).

  4. "Neurological Complications in Geriatric Population" talk given in local language at Walker Club, Tirupati by Dr.B.Vengamma.

  5. "Mental retardation with its Neurological Complications" guest lecture given in local language at training course for special training teachers for mentally handicapped organised by Rayalaseema Seva Samithi, Tirupati by Dr. B.Vengamma.

  6. Started Indian Epilepsy Association, Tirupati Branch, Celebration of National Epilepsy day on 22nd November, 1997.

  7. Prepared and published booklets, pamphlets, Epilepsy follow up records in local language (Telugu) for the education of public and patients. 8.   Prepared Video on Epilepsy - causes, types and management in Telugu and was Telecasted in Local Television network by Dr.B.Vengamma.

Activities of Indian Epilepsy Association

  • Tirupati Branch of the Indian Epilepsy Association was inagurated on 22nd November, 1998 by Sri M.K.R. Vinayak, Executive Officer of T.T.D. at a very well attended function at Thyagaraja Mandapam in Tirupati.

  • Dr. K.S.Mani leading Neurologist of Bangalore was the Chief Guest. Incidentally Friends of SVIMS Society was also inagurated formally on the same day.

  • "Indian Epilepsy Day" was also observed on 22.11.1998 with active participation of the members of the Bangalore chapter.They presented a very thoughtful skit on "Epilepsy through Ages"

  • The following publications were also released that day for the benefit of Epilepsy patients and the general public: a) 4 page pamphlet in Telugu on "Epilepsy - Primary Principles" b) 14 page booklet in Telugu on "Epilepsy - Precautions and Prevention" c) Epilepsy follow-up record. &bnsp &bnsp &bnspThe pamphlet and booklets are being distributed free of cost to all epileptic patients attending SVIMS. Patients are being encouraged to purchase the follow up record at a nominal cost of Rs.15/- and utilize them.

  • Counselling of Epilepsy patients attending SVIMS is being done regularly.

  • Identification cards designed by us and booklets in Telugu on Epilepsy are being given to all Epilepsy patients free of cost.

  • The special monthly camps for Epilepsy patients were continued without any interruption. The average attendance in these camps continued to be 350-360. One month's requirement of medicines are being distributed FREE to all patients. forty three monthly camps have been organised till the end of August, 02.

  • A lecture cum video programme on Epilepsy was organised at Kiran English Medium School, Tirupati. Dr.B.Vengamma was the principal speaker.

  • A WEBSITE was launched on January 14th, 2001 highlighting the activities of the BRANCH. The Website can be accessed at http://www.balajiepilepsy.homestead.com

  • The Silver Jubilee Function of the Special monthly camps was organised on 18th February, 2001.

  • National Epilepsy Day was observed on 17th November, 2001 at SVIMS and organized painting competitions for all the children with epilepsy and prizes were distributed.

  • "Epilepsy Awareness Programme" was arranged for school children at Regional Science Centre, Tirupati.

  • Our main trust in the future will be to continue to organise the free epilepsy camps every month and to build up the "Balaji Epilepsy Fund" - the corpus fund required for this noble cause.

  • Organized 3rd Anniversary of the free epilepsy camps in March 2002 and organized CME on Epilepsy - present, past, future by Prof. Satish Chandra, NIMHANS, Bangalore.

  • We are planning for more interaction with the epileptic patients and parents/spouses in the future and other epilepsy awareness programmes in the rural areas.

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