Inaugurating a series of cardiac  resuscitation workshops for employees of Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited, Mr A K Garg, Chairman and Managing Director, MTNL, said that the organization plans to provide training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation 10 (CPR 10) to all its employees.

During  its  first session  conducted  in two batches in the Company’s Corporate Office at CGO Complex, New Delhi  where about  800 employees attended,  Shri   Garg said that  CPR 10 can revive a dead person within  the next   ten  crucial minutes.  It is effective in all kinds of sudden and unexpected deaths, and more so in  deaths caused due to electric shock and cardiac arrest. Mr Garg said that  it  is a very  important   for its employees to learn because of the reason that many times they have to work in close proximity with electrical wirings and installations in Exchanges  and at customers premises.

Conducting the practical workshop of CPR 10, Padmashri  & Dr  B.C. Roy National  Awardee Dr. K K Aggarwal, President, Heart Care Foundation of India,  said that one does not need to have a medical degree to learn and practice  CPR 10:  any by-stander can revive a person within ten minutes of a clinical death.  Dr. Aggarwal said that  the Foundation has  named this as “Savitri CPR 10 Mantra”,  and as per this mantra – “within 10 minutes of death (the earlier, the better),  and at least for the next  10 minutes (the longer, the better),   compressing the centre of the chest of the victim with a speed of 10×10 i.e. 100 per minute”  by any by-stander / on-looker can bring back the victim from  the jaws of death, rather than wailing about the misfortune !  Translated to Hindi,  this mantra   is – “marne ke dus minute ke andar, kam se kam dus minute tak 10×10 = 100 prati minute ki gati se, apni chhati peetne ke badle mare hue aadmi ki chhati peeto”.!

Mr Garg also announced that with the assistance of Heart Care Foundation of India, MTNL shall be launching a free  telephone ring  tone  which can be downloaded by subscribers on the phone, that will provide step by step instructions on how to revive a person after sudden death.