State minister: 80% of heart attack deaths in Gujarat within 11-25 age group over six months
Youngsters are living in fear because a majority of the heart attack victims were in their age group, he claimed
A total of 1,052 persons have died of heart attack in Gujarat in the last six months, with 80 per cent of the deceased being in the 11-25 age group, state education minister Kuber Dindor said on Friday.
In view of the rising number of heart attacks, nearly two lakh school teachers and college professors will be provided training in performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), a crucial lifesaving intervention during such medical emergencies, Dindor said.
Youngsters are living in fear because a majority of the heart attack victims were in their age group, he claimed.
Under this initiative of the state Education Department, CPR training camps will be conducted at 37 medical colleges between December 3 and 17 to provide training to nearly two lakh school and college teachers, he said.
Some 2,500 medical experts and doctors will be present at these training camps and certificates will also be provided to the participants, Dindor added.
Such training was given earlier to Bharatiya Janata Party workers and police personnel in the state, he pointed out.