SIALKOT - Senior experts of Rescue 1122 Sialkot on Monday imparted daylong basic training of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) to the male and female paramedics at a private hospital.

On the occasion, the senior experts stressed the need for promotion of the CPR training among general public in a bid to avert cardiac arrests and save precious lives, especially of the cardiac patients.

On the occasion, District Emergency Officer (DEO) Sialkot Syed Kamal Abid said that the Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training is the need of the hour due to the number of people having cardiovascular diseases.

Meanwhile, Sialkot based senior cardiologist Dr Suhail Tufail has urged that the government should also focus on the direly needed step in the larger national interest.

He asserted that it is demand of the day that everyone should now be well-versed in CPR training for saving life of the cardiac arrest patients in emergency, especially in homes. He said that as many as 75 percent people suffer from heart attack while staying at homes.

Dr Suhail Tufail informed the participants that the heart diseases are growing rapidly in Pakistan four times more than the Western Countries, while, the 80 percent heart patients are found in South Asian countries including Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka and Nepal.

He said that the cardiac arrest is now the number one killer globally, as more than 17.3 million people die of heart attacks every year in the world.

About the training, Dr Suhail Tufail said that after cardiac arrest, the CPR provides a time window for only five minutes to save the patients dying of heart attack by pumping their hearts in quick action.

He said that American Heart Association had already recommended the Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training for the general public.

He said that heart diseases are growing rapidly in Pakistan due to lack of knowledge and regular physical activities. He also announced free of cost CPR training for the common man.