Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has directed that cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training be included in the curriculum at all levels of schooling throughout the country.
CPR is a life-saving method that keeps blood and oxygen flowing through the body when the heart and breathing stop.
Salman Sufi, the Head of the Prime Minister’s Strategic Reforms Unit, said the action is part of a bigger National CPR Training Initiative that will be announced soon.
Every person will receive CPR training as part of the program, allowing them to save lives in the event of an emergency. A detailed approach will be unveiled soon in this regard.
According to Salman, PM Shehbaz will shortly announce healthcare reforms in the country, and the CPR training program will be introduced as part of the first phase of reforms.
The news comes after a video of a couple resuscitating a youngster who had drowned in Naltar Lake recently went viral on social media.
To save the boy’s life, the husband gave him mouth-to-mouth breathing as the wife did chest compressions.