Itâ€™s â€˜Purpleâ€™ time of the year as the countdown to March 26thÂ (Purple Day) begins. It was just a few years ago when we introduced India and Asia to this, nowÂ InternationalÂ epilepsy awareness initiative of a 9 year old CanadianÂ girl â€“ Cassidy Megan.
Today it has grown into a multi-city campaign but still the â€˜treatment gapâ€™ remains high, especially in the rural hinterland. We should now concentrate on spreading the word that epilepsy is eminently controllable to these far-flung regions. Let us join hands together and even partner the pharma companies to achieve the dream of aâ€˜Seizure-freeâ€™Â India.Â Remember the ocean is only made up of drops so every effort though seemingly small will help in reaching this goal.
I look forward to your active participation. Please send photos and write-ups of your activity so we can upload them onÂ www.purpledayindia.orgÂ which is linked toÂ Purple Day International.
Dr. J. Nathan