In recognition of its CPR awareness campaign, Manipal Hospitals, a well-known hospital in India, was recently accredited by Guinness World Records.
The hospital initiated 'Guardians of the Heart' to motivate people to learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and help save lives. This program gained popularity because over 22,000 people registered online for this event within 24 hours. It has received the highest number of pledges to learn CPR in 24 hours, thereby setting a new record.
According to recent reports by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, only 2% of Indians are aware of CPR, so there is still a need for widespread awareness and training. This initiative taken by the team is indeed remarkable as it aims to rescue patients at critical hours.
Dr. H. Sudarshan Ballal, Chairman of Manipal Hospitals, received the Guinness World Record certificate in an event held in Bengaluru. The remarkable achievement of the hospital was celebrated in the presence of former Indian cricket captain and renowned cricketer, Mr. Kapil Dev.
Mr. Kapil Dev conveyed his sincere congratulations to Manipal Hospitals for their exceptional accomplishment in being awarded the Guinness World Records certificate. He admired the hospital's initiative as it is a praiseworthy step towards preserving precious lives and is expected to bring immense benefits to the community.
"Our commitment to CPR training aligns with our mission to enhance access to world-class healthcare services for all," is the statement given by the hospital's Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Karthik Rajagopal, on receiving the certificate.
In India, they have 33 hospitals across 17 cities, and this healthcare team provides thorough preventative and therapeutic care to patients from all corners of India. They also work tirelessly to ensure that their patients receive top-notch treatment and care, regardless of their condition.
During critical situations, like a heart attack, providing CPR right away can make the difference between life and death, even in the absence of medical professionals. This team at Manipal Hospitals teaches CPR to help individuals understand the advantages of this life-saving technique. Being able to take quick and confident action during an emergency greatly increases the likelihood of survival. With this basic knowledge of CPR, anyone will have the potential to save a life. These initiatives will certainly have a positive impact on public health and safety.
(Input from various media sources)