CK Birla Hospitals – BMB initiates ‘Hands of Hope’ campaign to impart BLS training in Kolkata

Published: Sep 17, 2019, 5:08 am IST
CK Birla Hospitals – BMB initiates ‘Hands of Hope’ campaign to impart BLS training in Kolkata

On the occasion of ‘World Heart Day’, to teach basic life support skills to patient attendants and citizens, CK Birla Hospitals – BMB begins ‘Hands of Hope’ campaign.

With a strong campaign tagline ‘Your heart, my heart…#handsofhope’ will prove to be a major platform for heart patients and the mass to get connected with the experts of this field who could help them with all-rounded guidance regarding basic life support training. This weekly training will walk the participants through the procedures of CPR with a thorough follow up basic life support drill. Post-training, every participant will receive certificates and batches.

The training will take place twice a week at BMB auditorium where in-house patient attendants, as well as ordinary citizens, will take part.

Dr Simmardeep Gill, COO, CK Birla Hospitals said, “ Quite a several people who suffer cardiac arrest die before reaching a hospital. Starting effective BLS within two minutes can increase the chance of survival. Our comprehensive BLS training Hands of Hope aims at educating every participant on how to deal with cardiac arrest during the golden hour. We believe in making a long-term positive difference in our patient’s lives and this training is custom-made to do just that. This world heart day we will focus on supporting policies that would promote healthy hearts and invest in heart-healthy workplaces.”

Renowned Cardiologists – Dr Anil Mishra and Dr Anjan Siotia have also created a special training programme to bring awareness among people from various walks of life. Apart from a few hundred patient attendants, they will be giving this training to Kolkata Police, top corporate executives, different community members and non-medical staffs. Striving to make people cognizant of heart diseases and imparting them with the correct BLS skills during a cardiac arrest will help in saving lives in times of need.

Dr Anil Mishra, Senior Consultant, CK Birla Hospitals – BMB, commented, “With an upsurge in cardiovascular diseases, the incidence of heart failure is growing at an alarming rate. Unfortunately, due to unavailability of all-inclusive knowledge repository and lack of awareness, many people are unable to help their family members, friends and fellow citizens when sudden cardiac arrests happen. Through this initiative, we intend to make people aware of not only the need for immediate medical attention but strengthen them with life-saving BLS skills.”

Dr Anjan Siotia, Senior Consultant, CK Birla Hospitals – BMB says that “This year on World Heart Day, as part of our mission to ensure heart health equity for all, we want to create a global community of Heart Heroes. Starting from the initiative of Hands of Hope which will ensure participants from all walks of life who wishes to live longer, better, heart-healthy live – by making a promise to themselves of cooking and eating more healthily, exercise more and help them to be more active, to say no to smoking and help our loved ones to stop. Lets us take a pledge to make a better tomorrow.” (UNI)