Islamabad: In what could be called a necessary development, the government has announced a nationwide training programme for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to save human lives in an emergency.
The announcement was made by the head of the Strategic Reforms Unit, Salman Sufi, who was directed by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif to initiate the plan immediately to save people.
In a statement, Salman Sufi said that an action plan for a nationwide training drive would be announced next week.
Pleased to initiate Prime Minister @CMShehbaz initiative of
National movement on CPR Training.
CPR has saved countless lives around the world at places where immediate medical assistance is limited.
Let's learn & be a responsible citizen
— Salman Sufi (@SalmanSufi7) June 18, 2022
Sufi said the CPR training to save lives would be made a part of the educational curriculum, whereas each citizen would be imparted training under the drive.
Prime Minister Sharif had ensured meritocracy in the health sector, provision of quality education of international standards and construction of health facilities in Punjab province, he added.
After assuming the office of the prime minister, Sufi said, Shehbaz Sharif was launching a health reforms programme at the national level, and the CPR training campaign to save lives was the first phase of this reform agenda.
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a lifesaving technique helpful in different emergencies, such as in case of a heart attack or near drowning, leading to choking of someone’s breathing or heartbeat.