Greeting from Indian Medical Association (IMA), Kurukshetra. We seek your blessing & support for our “Save a life” program, which is a flagship program of IMA & Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP) this year. As you know Indian Medical Association is the sole voluntary organization of qualified doctors of modern medicine (Allopathy) with pan India presence, through it’s 1750+ branches & over 3.4 Lakh members. We are going to have following projects throughout this year 1. In association with Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP) we’ll be observing National CPR week from 17th to 24th July 2022.
2. We want to have 40 mins to 90 mts sessions of CPR (cardio pulmonary resuscitation) for general public including police personnel, teachers, students, ambulance drivers & willing volunteers from different segments of population like members of NGOs like Rotary, Lions Club etc.
3. On 24th July 2022, we will be having one day training program for BLS Certification of doctors as per American Heart Association guidelines for “Basic Life Support’’ including CPR.
4. Our ultimate aim is to create awareness about CPR and to develop a pool of volunteers having skills for providing immediate help to victims of sudden cardiac arrest, before availability of expert health personnel. Please go through attached fact sheet, highlighting the importance of this project.
We seek your full support and active participation in this program.
Thanking you in anticipation.
Head of offices/organizations willing to have such sessions at their establishment are welcome to contact the undersigned.
Why CPR training is needed for everybody to know and practice?
1-In India,4280 people per 100,000 population succumb to sudden cardiac arrest (cessation of heart beat). That is equivalent to 112 people per minute.
2- Majority of such cases (almost 85 %) are witnessed by somebody in family or vicinity.
3- Almost 95 % of these victims die, because of not getting timely intervention.
4- A process of CPR should be initiated immediately, by someone, standing next to victim. If started within 4 minutes (maximum) almost 60 to 65 percent of deaths can be averted.
5-Every minute delay, decreases the chance of survival by 17 % per minute.
6- In our country, less than 2 % people, actually know about CPR, far lesser can actually perform it adequately.
So, There is urgent need of creating public awareness about this and to equip them with necessary skills, so as to avert such mishappening in their own family and community at large.