MTNL Perfect Health Mela to focus on revival after sudden death

The forthcoming 19th MTNL Perfect Health Mela being organized by Heart Care Foundation of India jointly with Health Department, Government of NCT Delhi will focus on revival of a person after clinical death.

Over 10,000 persons will be trained in Compression Only Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation technique. Various Mela related activities will be held from 1st to 11th November, 2012 and the main Mela will be held from 7th to 11th November, 2012 at the Constitution Club of India, New Delhi

Addressing a press conference, Hon’ble Dr. A.K. Walia, Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Government of NCT Delhi, said that one percent of the population of Delhi should be trained in Compression-only Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation as the incidence of heart disease and diabetes is maximum in India in the world. Sudden death is common in both conditions.

Sudden death can only revived in the first 10 minutes and the revival technique can be attempted by bystanders.

More than 25 lakhs people die of sudden death in the country in a year and 80% of them can be revived if bystanders try to resuscitate them timely with compression only CPR.

CO-CPR is not for done for a heart attack. The first aid for a heart attack is to chew a tablet of 300 mg water-soluble aspirin at the onset of chest pain.

Formula of 10 for preventing sudden deaths
Co-addressing the press conference, Padma Shri & Dr. BC Roy National Awardee, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India said that the CO-CPR Mantra is “Within 10 minutes of death of a person for the next 10 minutes, one should compress the centre of the chest of the victim with a speed of 10×10 = 100 per minute.” In absence of electric shock machine, two thumps should be given with the fist in the centre of the chest before starting CO-CPR.

To be covered in Limca Book of Records
The Mela will be launched with a CO-CPR camp at Birla Vidya Niketan where 1000 school teachers and students will be trained on 200 dummies. The event will find its place in Limca Book of Records.

Focus on all systems of medicine
One of the attractions of this year’s Mela will be workshops on Homeopathy, Ayurveda, Naturopathy, Veterinary Medicine with focus on Zoonotic diseases and Yoga, Pranayama cum Meditation. A special seminar will also be organized in collaboration with AIR with specialists from all pathies under one roof. A special conference will also be organised with Ministry of Earth Sciences on Women Health & Climate Change.

Programs on health

Dilli Aaj Tak will air five special lifestyle programs every day in the evening with eminent faculties. The topics will be life style, high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity.

Artificial intelligence
For the first time, there will also be a conference on physics of consciousness and artificial intelligence. Scholars from physics and other fields will participate.

Nursing home problems
Delhi Medical Association will also organize a workshop on nursing home problems. The event will be coordinated by Dr Harish Gupta President DMA.

Exhibition on food adulteration
The Mela will also have practical workshops on food adulteration, its identification and prevention. It will also focus on permissible and non permissible food additives.

Exhibition on science behind miracles
Dept. of Science & Technology will also be placing special exhibitions on science behind miracles.

Over 500 children, 2000 nurses and 1000 college students to take part
Interschool competitions will be coordinated by Birla Vidya Niketan and Ryan Global School. Over 5000 school children will participate in various health and environment competitions. Over 2000 nurses and 1000 medical doctors and young students will be participating in various health related competitions.

Seminar on ‘All Pathy Consensus’
A seminar on ‘All Pathy Consensus’ on obesity and on spiritual gurus white paper on prayer and health will also be held. Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan will coordinate the spiritual gurus’ workshop.

Poonam Jhawar for awareness on road traffic accidents
Cine actress Ms Poonam Jhawar from the movie (OMG – Oh My God).who plays the character of Gopi Maiyya, star attraction of the press meet, said that stars live a stressful life and should learn to relax and do pranayama and meditation. She said that a special exhibition that will be organised at the Mela on road safety will be dedicated to Mr. Jaspal Bhatti. A special booklet will also be released by the Dept. of Transport, Govt. of Delhi.

Mela, a bhagidari project for people from sectors of the society
Mr. Rajesh Kumar from LIC, Mr K J Kumar(DGM) from Indian Oil Limited, Ms Renu from Prohibition Department, Delhi Govt. , Dr N K Yadav from MCD South, Dr P K Sharma of NDMC, Mr Deepak Chanduka (GM MTNL- Corporate Office) and Mr A K Srivastav (GM Mktg-MTNL Delhi), Dr ABP Mishra (DST) also addressed the press.

Teleconsults by MTNL
MTNL will focus on telemedicine and teleconsultations. Both MCD and NDMC will have special focus on dengue menace in the city. The awareness will focus on how to prevent deaths from dengue.

White paper on preventing deaths from dengue
The Mela will also come out with a white paper on dengue and suggestion to the government for prize control policies when facing any epidemic situation and the right treatment guidelines. It has been seen that non serious patients often occupy the beds and the serious patients end up in getting no beds. The policy should define clinical situations where beds should not be denied in dengue.