Gwalior: Police sub inspector’s timely CPR saves man’s life
A timely Cardiopulmonary resuscitation given by a lady Sub Inspector has saved the life of a man, who was lying unconscious on the road in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh.
“I was on duty when a boy came to me and said that a person was lying unconscious. I gave him CPR due to which he started regaining consciousness and was later admitted to the hospital. He is fine now,” Sonam, Sub Inspector, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh.
Doctors have repeatedly stressed the rise of awareness of CPR, which is crucial to save lives.
Dr Rakesh Garg, Additional Professor, Department of Anesthesia, Delhi-AIIMS, said, “Around 40 to 60% people can be saved by providing CPR in some countries. In our country, this figure is less than 5%. We want this number to increase from 5% to 30%.”
“Our main message is that even a common man can help in saving life through CPR. Every man should have knowledge of CPR because it can prove to be crucial while saving lives of people who suffer cardiac arrests and those who are saved from drowning. Many such people die before reaching hospitals. We want everyone to learn CPR and save these lives,” Dr Garg explained.