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Appreciation for IRC Chairman Chakrarao for sensitizing people on saving lives through CPR technique

Kakinada, Nov 13 (UNI) Indian Resuscitation Council (IRC) Chairman and noted Anesthesiologist Dr SSC Chakarao received the appreciation of the International Liaison Committee On Resuscitation (ILCOR) for his efforts in creating awareness among the people on giving first aid through CPR technique (Cardio pulmonary resuscitation ) to those suffer sudden cardiac arrest.

He led the three member Indian delegation who attended the World Conference of the ILCOR held in Cape town South Africa from November 2-4 as observer members where the excellent work done by IRC in training as many as five lakh people on CPR techniques as against the eight lakhs people trained globally by other organizations.

Bernd W. Bottiger Chairman ‘ ILCOR World restart a heart’ have presented the certificate in which they placed on record their appreciation for the amazing work done by the IRCl in sensitizing and training record number of five lakh people on CPR techniques thereby saving valuable lives.

Dr Chakrarao who was the former Additional Director of Medical and Health Services and also the member of the member of World Federation of societies of anesthesiologists told media persons here on Tuesday on the achievement of the IRC within a short span of a couple years since its inception in October 2017.

He said that in India for every one lakh population, 4,280 people were dying due to sudden cardiac arrest, mostly outside the hospitals.

`They were being brought to the hospitals only to be announced as brought dead. The Indian anesthesiologists association has recognized the need for popularizing the CPR technique and took initiative in constituting a 40- member Doctors committee in 2016 to accord training to people on CPR technique.
Among the sudden cardiac arrest deaths, 70 percent are happening outside hospitals, 90 percent in residences.
The CPR technique is nothing but reactivating the heart muscles by applying compression on the chest. During the last two years, five lakh people, mostly school children and other sections were trained in the technique’ he added.

Dr Chakrarao has advised that one member in each family should receive the training in CPR technique so that first aid could be given immediately before rushing to hospitals by 108 ambulances, there by sudden cardiac arrest deaths could be arrested.
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