Lucknow: Lucknow Police personnel will now be given training in Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) so that lives can be saved in time.
The personnel will be trained by medical experts, including the head of the cardiology department at the Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences.
Joint Commissioner of Police (JCP), Piyush Mordia, who is the nodal head of the programme, said police personnel across the world are trained for bystander resuscitation as they are best suited to provide immediate assistance in an emergency.
The experts conducting the training include Dr Aditya Kapoor, Head of the Department of Cardiology at SGPGI. He said that about 20 lakh people in the country suddenly die due to heart attack at home or in public places.
The Head of Cardiology Department, King George’s Medical University (KGMU), Dr. S.K. Dwivedi will train policemen with EyeCare (Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation for Everyone).
The DCPs of each police zone of Lucknow have been asked to prepare a list of 500-1,000 personnel who will be given online training.
Initially, the idea of CPR training of policemen across the state was mooted by Dr Kapoor and state Director General of Police (DGP) Mukul Goel last month.
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