New Delhi: Delhi traffic police and fire service personnel trained in CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) can reduce death rates that occur in public due to cardiac arrests in arrests, Manipal Hospitals, India’s leading healthcare provider is arming them with this technique of reviving people struck by sudden cardiac arrests. As part of World Ambulance Day (Jan8), the hospital organized this training for them.
Dr Sushant Chhabra, Head of Emergency Medicine and his team explained the policemen and fire safety team about the basics, to whom, how and when to administer the CPR.
Apart from Basic Life Support (BLS) & CPR training, the team delivered session on stress management, diet control, exercise routine and various symptoms of heart attack to watch out for. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) helps maintain vital blood flow to the heart and brain. It is an effort to manually preserve brain functions until further measures are taken and is a proven effective technique that enhances chances of survival.
Speaking about the initiative, Dr Sushant Chhabra, Head of Emergency Medicine Manipal Hospital Dwarka said, “Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation is a lifesaving technique useful in medical emergencies such as Heart attack, in which someone’s breathing or heartbeat has stopped. Here, ambulances also plays an integral part towards emergency care of the patient. Thus, on the occasion of World Ambulance Day, we provided CPR training to traffic policemen and fire safety team to promote road safety. Timely assistance is most critical to fatalities, and often it turns out to be life-saving. In the coming years, we aim to reach more citizens across India to make them aware of CPR for medical emergencies.”
Ambulances provide a huge support in attending to medical conditions. Considering the great services an Ambulance can provide in terms of Reach and Care, a lot of modifications have been done to Reform Emergency Care. One such initiative is MARS by Manipal Hospitals that provides a dedicated Ambulance response service. The ambulances are equipped with GPS technology, Surveillance technology and a central command centre to operate the services efficiently. MARS comes with an advanced EMT and First Aid trained driver, which strikes a perfect balance between Emergency Ambulance response and patient transport services.
Last year, Manipal Hospitals organised a National wide campaign to train teachers on heart smart techniques, which witnessed a roaring success of 25,000 teachers being certified.
Every Year 17.9 Million People die from Cardio vascular diseases Including Heart Disease and Stroke. One fifth of the deaths in India are from coronary heart disease. By the year 2020, it will account for one third of all deaths. Sadly, many of these Indians will be dying young. Heart disease in India occurs 10 to 15 years earlier than in the west.