World Ambulance Day: Manipal Hospitals Organises CPR Training for Delhi Traffic Police, Fire Service

New Delhi, January 8: In a bid to reduce death rates that occur in public due to cardiac arrests, Manipal Hospitals, Indias leading healthcare provider today conducted an enlightening session on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for the traffic policemen. As a part of World Ambulance Day.

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 someones 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.

About Manipal Hospitals

As a pioneer in healthcare, Manipal Hospitals is among the largest hospital network in India serving over 3 million patients annually. Its focus is to develop an affordable tertiary care multispecialty healthcare framework through its entire multispecialty delivery spectrum and further extend it to homecare. With its flagship quaternary care facility located in Bangalore, India, 7 tertiary care, 5 secondary care and 2 primary care clinics spread across India and abroad, today Manipal Hospitals successfully operates and manages 5,900 beds across 16 hospitals. Manipal Hospitals provides comprehensive curative and preventive care for a multitude of patients from across the globe. Manipal Hospitals has one-day care clinic in Lagos, Nigeria. Manipal Hospitals is first in India to be awarded accreditation by the AAHRPP for ethical standards in clinical research activities. It is also NABL, NABH and ISO certified. Manipal Hospitals is also the most respected hospital company in India and the most patient recommended hospital in India by consumer survey.

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