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M'sian govt to conduct mass CPR training
Publication Date : 30-09-2013
The health ministry is planning to introduce cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training nationwide to increase first aid knowledge among the public.
Deputy Health Minister Dr Hilmi Yahaya said not many people in the country had first aid skills.
“Many do not know what to do when an accident occurs and can only watch the victim. The first five minutes is extremely crucial to victims who collapse or faint due to other reasons by providing them the initial support while waiting for medical help.
“It is best that at least one member in each family knows CPR,” he said after launching a health carnival and mass CPR programme in conjunction with World Heart Day 2013 here on Sunday.
Hilmi said mass CPR training was a good programme that had been practised in Johor since 2009.
“Such good programmes should be spread to other parts of the country and I will bring it up to the ministry to get it promoted,” he said.
In another development, state health director Dr Mohd Khairi Yakub said there were 22 1Malaysia Clinic currently in the state and three more would be built this year.