A nation-wide public awareness program is being organised by National Board of Examinations in Medical Sciences(NBEMS) on CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) training on 06.12.23. CPR means "cardiopulmonary resuscitation", in which a special technique is used to press the heart muscles to keep the sick person alive before reaching the hospital.
This is the first CPR awareness program in the country which is being conducted at such a huge level across wide variety of participants.
During this campaign, more than 10 lakhs participants will be given training in a single sitting across the country. Lakhs of citizens including students, professionals and paramedical staff will be given basic knowledge of CPR through online medium. A trained doctor will be posted at each venue who explain the technique of CPR and will answer the queries of the participants. NBEMS will also issue a certificate of participation to the participants.
From time to time, the National Board of Examinations in Medical Sciences, NBEMS, has been running a comprehensive campaign on social values and health awareness, for which they are worthy of praise. Last year, NBEMS organized a Cyclathon program on health and environmental awareness.
The participating institutes are
• Medical colleges
• Dental colleges
• NBEMS accredited hospitals
• Pharmacy colleges
• Nursing colleges
• The ALLEN Career Institute, Kota, Rajasthan
• The Tata Consultancy Services Limited
• Agarwal Shiksha Samiti Char Kaman Hyderabad
• Several Universities
Lakhs of deaths in our country are due to cardiac arrest or heart attack. Many of these deaths are due to lack of timely medical assistance. If the patient with cardiac arrest receives proper first aid in time before reaching the hospital, many of these lives can be saved. CPR trained first responders will contribute immensely to saving precious lives.