One lakh persons to be trained on CPR: KTR

Hyderabad: IT Minister K. Tarakarama Rao suggested that CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation) training should be given to one lakh people in the city of Hyderabad.

He wished to give this training to hundreds of people in the districts. He was speaking after launching CPR training in the Medchal district on Wednesday.

KTR said that non-communicable diseases were increasing in recent times. The most important of them was Sudden Cardiac Arrest, he said.

“I saw a surprising video on social media. The other day a youngster collapsed while dancing. Another person lost his life while working out in the gym”, the minister recalled. He said that if there were CPR-trained people in such places, they would have saved their lives. CPR-trained people should be appointed in government offices, public places, malls, bus stands and railway stations. These diseases are surrounded by lifestyle changes. Teaching CPR can greatly reduce the incidence of sudden cardiac arrest.KTR suggested that basically the person can be saved with minimum effort and presence of mind. (INN)

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