March 29, 2023

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4 minutes to save heart attack cases in Dubai

4 minutes to save heart attack cases in Dubai

The Dubai Health Authority has announced that 100,000 people will be trained in cardiac resuscitation within 5 years as part of its “Dubai, City of Healthy Hearts” initiative aimed at saving lives in the event of a sudden heart attack outside hospitals. .

Consultant Cardiologist, Managing Director of Rashid Hospital in Dubai. Fahadh Baslib, in a news release on the sidelines of the Arab Health Conference and Exhibition, said the Dubai initiative, a city of a good heart, is a voluntary community medical initiative. It aims to train 100,000 government employees and community members. , If any person has a sudden heart attack, for any reason, he will recover within a maximum of 4 minutes.

Baslaib said between 1,500 and 1,600 people suffer a sudden heart attack in Dubai each year, and that the survival rate for this type in the Middle East is only 5%, with the commission aiming to raise it to 65% by first ensuring intervention. Four minutes.

He pointed out that the initiative is based on three pillars: the training of a large number of paramedics, the distribution of 10,000 CPR devices and the smart application that recognizes the adjacent paramedic and the adjacent device.

He added: “If a person has a sudden heart attack or loses consciousness on the street or in a public place, his peers or members of the community can use the smart app to find out what’s nearby. The assistive device, and the nearest specialist medical assistant or hospital, and the applicant submits the request to the nearest paramedic. .

Noting that a number of defibrillator devices will be distributed covering all the geographical areas of Dubai, he said that in collaboration with several government agencies, he has begun to form teams of trainers to train his staff on cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

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