CPR 10 Utsav on 15th December at Talkatora Stadium


Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) and New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) will be jointly organizing a mega CPR 10 Utsav camp in association with Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) on Sunday, 15th December 2013. More than 20,000 members of the public including school children and teachers would be practically trained one to one on human manikins.

Addressing the press conference, Padma Shri & Dr. B. C. Roy National Awardee and President, HCFI, Dr K K Aggarwaland Dr. P. K. Sharma, MOH–NDMC, said that this would be for the first time in the world that such a large number of people would be trained in one day.

CPR 10 is based on the concept that consciousness does not leave the body for 10 minutes after the cardiac arrest. IfHands–only CPR is done on the victim by a bystander during this period, the person can be revived.

The Foundation has created a Savitri CPR 10 mantra which states “within 10 minutes of 10 – earlier the better, for the next 10 minutes – longer the better, press the centre of the chest of the deceased victim with a speed of 10×10 i.e. 100 per minute effectively and continuously. In Hindi, it reads as “Marne ke dus minute ke under dus minute tak aur 10 × 10 yani 100 minute ke speed par apni chhati peetne ke badle marne wale ki chhati peeto.”

Over 80,000 people have been trained by the Foundation in the last one year. Co–addressing the press conference Mr CS Majithia, Chief Manager, GAIL India Ltd. and Stuti Kohli, Sr Official from GAIL said that GAIL is committed to spread awareness about revival of a person after sudden cardiac death in the community. GAIL is providing human manikins for use in the one to one training.

The CPR probably started in India with Savitri for the first time saving the life of her husband Satyavan from Yamraj. The Foundation, therefore, has named this the “Savitri Mantra”. People in the camp would be provided one to one training. The participants will include nursing students, medical students, general public, NDMC schools and other schools & colleges, etc.

Public can also visit, participate and get the training. There will be no fee for the training.

Following 25 facts of CPR were also released:
*Project CPR 10 was launched by Heart Care Foundation of India on 1st November, 2012
*It is possible to revive a dead person within 10 minutes of death.
*The consciousness does not leave the body for up to 10 minutes after cardiac arrest and the brain remains alive during this period.
*If the heart can be revived before the brain dies, it is possible to revive a person.
*It is practically impossible to seek medical assistance in these 10 minutes.
*In out of hospital cardiac arrests, the only answer is cardiopulmonary resuscitation i.e. CPR 10 done by a bystander.
*Everybody above the age of 10 can learn CPR 10 and save a life.
*CPR 10 does not require mouth to mouth breathing.
*No certification is required under the Good Samaritan Law for doing CPR 10.
*CPR 10 can be remembered by understanding the Savitri Mantra and doing practically one to one learning with the manikins.
*The name ‘Savitri Mantra’ has been given as the first successful CPR was done by Savitri on her husband Satyavan.
*The Savitri Mantra: “Marne ke dus minute ke ander (earlier the better) kam se kam dus minute tak (longer the better), 10 × 10 hundred per minute ki speed se apni chhati peetne ke badle mare hue vyakti ki chhati peeto.”
*The HCFI trained 11459 people in one day and created a world record on 6th April, 2013 on the eve of World Health Day.
*Early recognition of sudden cardiac arrest: unresponsiveness or absent/gasping breathing
*Immediate initiation of excellent CPR is important.
*Excellent CPR 10: Push hard, push fast – with continuous attention to the quality of chest compressions, and to the frequency of ventilations
*Minimize interruptions in CPR.
*Compress the chest by 1½ inches.
*Push hard and push fast on the center of the chest: Maintain a rate of at least 100 compressions per minute; compress the chest at least 5 cm (2 inches) with each down–stroke; allow the chest to recoil completely between each down–stroke and minimize the frequency and duration of any interruptions
*Lay rescuers should not interrupt chest compressions to palpate for pulses and should continue *CPR until an automated external defibrillator (AED) is ready to defibrillate, emergency doctor assume care, or the patient wakes up.
*CPR 10 is not recommended for children or arrest of non cardiac origin (e.g., near drowning).
*Electrical phase comprises first 4 minutes after cardiac arrest and requires immediate defibrillation if available along with CPR 10
*Hemodynamic phase spans 4–10 minutes following sudden cardiac arrest and patients in this phase benefit from excellent chest compressions to generate adequate cerebral and coronary perfusion and immediate defibrillation.
*Metabolic phase occurs following approximately 10 minutes of pulselessness and few patients who reach this phase survive.
*Formula of 10 (CPR–10): To revive after sudden cardiac arrest, within 10 minutes of cardiac arrest (earlier the better) for the next ‘at least’ 10 minutes (longer the better) compress the center of the chest, continuously and effectively, with a speed of 10 × 10 (100) per minute.


About HCFI : The only National Not for profit NGO, on whose mega community health education events, Govt. of India has released two National Commemorative stamps and one cancellation stamp, and who has conducted one to one training on” Hands only CPR” of 75187people since 1st November 2012.

The CPR 10 Mantra is – “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.”

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