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National CPR Challenge from today in Warangal

National CPR Challenge from today in WarangalFile photo of Dr Srinivas Ramaka, cardiologist, demonstrating the procedure of Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) on a mannequin
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In a bid to sensitise and make them familiarise people about the Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), a lifesaving emergency procedure when a person suffers cardiac arrest outside hospital settings

Warangal: In a bid to sensitise and make them familiarise people about the Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), a lifesaving emergency procedure when a person suffers cardiac arrest outside hospital settings, the Srinivasa Heart Foundation is organising 'National CPR Challenge' at NRI Alumni Education Centre, KMC on the occasion of World Heart Day on September 29.

It may be mentioned here that Dr Srinivas has been campaigning and conducting training programmes in CPR for more than a decade. The theme of the National CPR Challenge is to train people the procedure of Hands-only CPR, and make them to propagate among their family members, friends, colleagues and relatives with a slogan Each one train one'.

"If 100 persons are trained initially, each one should train another 100 in Hands-only CPR and continue the campaign. Hopefully, majority in the population are likely to be empowered with the knowledge of CPR," Dr Srinivas said.

He said that though the initial timeframe is one year it will go for five years. Apart from CPR, we plan to create awareness on cardiovascular health and prevention of cardiac arrest across the country. Apart from Hands-only CPR, the aim is to train people get to know about the Automated External Defibrillator (AED), he added.

Meanwhile, the National CPR Challenge campaign being organised by noted cardiologist Dr Srinivas Ramaka has come in for appreciation from the Indian Resuscitation Council (IRC) Chairman Dr S S C Chakra Rao. In a letter, Dr Chakra Rao said that Dr Srinivas' commitment for saving lives with CPR is commendable.

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