With the rise in sudden cardiac arrest and emergencies like near drowning, choking, etc., a large number of people die as people around them are not equipped with the proper knowledge and training to save lives at such a critical juncture.
Releasing this grave situation, Shalby Hospitals, Naroda undertook ‘Jeevan Rakshak’ campaign to train people in Basic Life Support (BLS) technique like Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). It is a life-saving technique in emergencies which is performed with hard and fast chest compressions on the affected area. This campaign was launched in the last week of December and till now 15,000 people have been trained in performing CPR by Shalby Hospital Naroda’s Emergency Specialists under the campaign.
Throwing more light on this, Dr Nishita Shukla, COO of the hospital, said, “The purpose of the training is to enable bystanders to be ‘Jeevan Rakshaks’ or lifesavers. Proper first response can sustain a patient till medical help arrives.”