As many as 150 police personnel and Student Police Cadets will participate in a one-of-its-kind training in life-saving exercises, using a series of mannequins. The trainees will be given tips about life-saving first aid techniques to save patients in case of a heart attack.
The event will being organised as part of the World Heart Day celebrations at Lisie Hospital, here on Sunday.
“The programme is based on the theme ‘One World, One Home, One Heart’, which highlights the significance of the family in bringing down the incidence of heart disease. India is the country with the largest number of heart patients in the world and Kerala has the largest number of heart patients in India. As such, there is a need to spread awareness regarding the disease.
This should include children and adults alike, focusing on lifestyle and especially food habits. In all this, the family has a pivotal role to play,” said Dr Jabir A, secretary, Cardiological Society of India (Kerala Chapter) and interventionist cardiologist at Lisie Hospital.
The event, named ‘Hridayasangamam’, will also see a meeting for post-surgical patients to help clear their doubts about life post-surgery.
A painting competition for children will also be held at the hospital as part of the celebrations.