The MS Patient Meetup that took place on Sunday, 28th April 2019 at Sunfort Hotel, Liberty Market, Lahore was a huge success. More than 24 MS patients attended the meetup from Lahore and surrounding cities, including Sheikhupura and Gujranwala. The meet-up was arranged exclusively for MS patients, their family, and attendants to discuss concerns about their disease.
The Society for Multiple Sclerosis Patients in Pakistan has held similar events, MS Seminars, and patient meetups in the past as well. Such events are arranged to provide a sense of belonging and to create a platform for MS patients to discuss their problems openly. They also intend to assure support for MS patients.
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Photos from the MS Patient Meetup
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The meet-up was arranged on Sunday, 28th April 2019, at Sunfort Hotel, Liberty Market, in the afternoon, from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. This three-hour session was filled with knowledge for both patients and attendants. The session started with recitation of the Holy Quran, followed by a speech given by the Society President. The speech was followed by a simplified discussion about multiple sclerosis symptoms, precautions, and care as well a session on the importance of exercise and physiotherapy for MS patients by Dr. Agha Sajjad Hussain, DPT (KEMU Lahore) and MS-Neuromuscular Physiotherapy (RIU Lahore).
Importance of Physiotherapy and Exercise for MS Patients
The focus of the session by Dr. Agha Sajjad was to discuss the importance of physiotherapy for MS patients. Dr. Agha shared his years of practical experience in physiotherapy with attendees and patients. His session covered the different types of light physiotherapy exercises and their usefulness to improve the activity and functions of MS patients. The session also covered the effectiveness of different therapies for MS patients. Watch the video recordings below from the meetup.
Dr. Agha Sajjad talking about the Importance of Physiotherapy for MS Patients – Part 1
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Dr. Agha Sajjad talking about the Importance of Physiotherapy for MS Patients – Part 2
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The event was also covered by media and news channels. The Society President Afroz Syed talked about the importance of creating awareness about Multiple Sclerosis and her mission to create the first MS Treatment Centre in Pakistan. Watch the news clip aired by 7 NEWS for event coverage and interview given by Society President Afroz Syed. She talked about the importance to create awareness about multiple sclerosis and told that the primary purpose of the society is to provide a platform for MS patients to exchange views on their disease and talk about the cure without any hesitation.
News clip aired by 7 News Pakistan Channel #7newspakistan at the MS Patient Meetup held by The Society for Multiple Sclerosis Patients in Pakistan on Sunday 28 April 2019 at Hotel Sunfort, Liberty Market
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Posted by Society for Multiple Sclerosis Patients in Pakistan on Monday, April 29, 2019
If you are an MS patient who attended the seminar or want to stay updated with upcoming patient meetups, events, and seminars held by the Society for Multiple Sclerosis Patients in Pakistan, take a moment to Register with the Society using our MS Patient Registration Form.