Inaugurating a day-long hands-only CPR 10 Utsav, Mr. Jalaj Shrivastava Chairman NDMC said that cardiac first aid training in hands-only CPR 10 should be provided in every school and college as part of their educational programme. It has now become possible to train everybody as mouth to mouth resuscitation is no more required.
Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee and President Heart Care Foundation of India Dr. K K Aggarwal and Dr P K Sharma, MOH NDMC said that all healthcare personnel including security personnel in the hospital premises, bus conductors, bus drivers, police personnel etc. should also be trained in CPR 10 as they are the first ones to reach if a person has cardiac arrest.
In English it can be remembered as “within 10 minutes of death, earlier the better; at least for the next 10 minutes, longer the better; compress the centre of the chest of the dead person continuously and effectively with a speed of 10×10 i.e. 100 per minute.”
The journalists should also be trained in the technique as they are also among the first ones to reach the victim’s place. The chances of revival are up to 60 per cent if attempted within 10 minutes and these chances can be increased if there is availability of public access defibrillators.
Dr. Aggarwal said that the Government should issue an advisory so that every public place where there is a gathering of more than 50 people, which includes trains, buses, malls, hotels and restaurants it should be compulsory for them to have their staff trained in CPR 10 and also to make available public access defibrillators. As of today, only airlines have made it mandatory to have public access defibrillators.
Over 3000 persons were trained in a single day.