Bhubaneawar, February 2: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday inaugurated the Mass Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Training Programme at Kalinga Stadium here.
CPR is a life-saving technique in cases of cardiac arrest and respiratory arrest, which helps maintain blood flow to brain and heart by performing the simple technique of chest compression till medical help arrives.
The programme, organised by Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations and Sri Jagannath Service Foundation in association with the AIIMS Bhubaneswar and American Heart Association, aims to create 2 lakh life savers by 2025 in the State.
In the CPR training programme, as many as 2,000 people, including 1,000 police personnel participated.
The logistical support was provided by Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation, Odisha and Sri Jagannath Service Foundation. More than 60 Medical Student volunteers of AIIMS Bhubaneswar provided training on hands only CPR.
At least 2 lakh people will be trained on CPR across Odisha in next three years which will help in saving many precious lives during medical emergencies.
DGP Sunil Bansal and AIIMS-Bhubaneswr Executive Director Prof(Dr) Ashutosh Biswas graced the ceremony, among others.
Along with the CPR programme, a demonstration for the use of AED (Automated External Defibrillator) was also given.