Hyderabad: Around 1,600 National Cadet Corps cadets got hands on training on basic life support, equipping them to handle critical cases in times of emergency.
The training, an initiative of Apollo Foundation, was held at Apollo Hospitals here, with the demo session followed by a pledge taking ceremony to carry forward the noble cause of heart health. In the last seven years, over 10,000 cadets have received the demo training as part of the association of Apollo Foundation with the NCC.
Basic life support consists of a series of medical procedures which are provided to patients in the life threatening situation. It helps to sustain a life till advanced medical care comes to the person’s rescue.
This includes Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), which can be useful during heart attack or near drowning incidents.
Commenting on the initiative, Upasna Kamineni Konidela, Vice Chairperson, CSR, Apollo Hospitals, said accidents and cardiac arrests accounted for a majority of emergencies, just as they often come with grave consequences.
Pointing out that there was a significant lack of basic knowledge of dealing with such situations, she said training to take immediate action, proper skills, and most importantly, basic life support knowledge, was crucial.