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Delhi: Traffic cops undergo CPR training

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Policemen with doctors after CPR training

BS RAWAT
NEW DELHI:
Personnel of Delhi Traffic Police and Delhi Fire Service underwent cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training, which will help them offer assistance during cardiac emergencies.

The initiative was organised by the Manipal Hospitals, Dwarka, Delhi, on the occasion of World Ambulance Day.

Apart from Basic Life Support and CPR training, the team of doctors delivered a session on stress management, diet control, exercise routine and various symptoms of heart attack to watch out for.

Dr Sushant Chhabra, Head of Emergency Medicine, said, “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.”

Dr Chhabra said, “It is a lifesaving technique useful in medical emergencies such as heart attack, in which someone’s breathing or heartbeat has stopped. Here, ambulances also play an integral part towards emergency care of the patient.”

"Timely assistance is most critical to avoiding 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," he added.

Last year, Manipal Hospitals organised a nationwide campaign to train teachers on heart smart techniques, which witnessed a roaring success of 25,000 teachers being certified.


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