Dr Ozayr Ameen the Neurologist at Melomed Gatesville. Highly regarded in the medical community for treating stroke, performing “door to needle”stroke treatment on a patient in under 15 minutes. South Africa commemorates World Stroke Week (28 October – 3 November) to raise awareness about the symptoms of stroke and importance of taking treatment for recovery.

Strokes are increasingly becoming a public health challenge because they cause death and disability globally. According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation South Africa, strokes claim nearly 70 lives daily in South Africa.