A training programme on imparting knowledge and hands on skills to government employees on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for adults, children and infants was held at the State Convention Centre in observance of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP) National CPR Day on the theme “Each can save a life”.
Held in commemoration of the birth Anniversary of (L) Dr. Anand Shandilya, the programme was organized by the IAP Meghalaya State Branch and IAP CPR Centre, Nazareth Hospital, Shillong.
In his brief address, Shri. Sampath Kumar, IAS, Principal Secretary, Health and Family Welfare Department reiterated the importance of preventive health care and stressed on the importance of physical activity for overall health.
During the training participants were given hands-on experience on how to save a life in case they witness a sudden cardiac arrest by administering CPR.