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  • Manipal Hospitals rolls out digital innovative solution (QR Codes) for Bangaloreans with cardiac emergencies

    Published on October 1, 2022

    Bangalore : On the occasion of World Heart Day, Manipal Hospitals, Bangalore, a multi-specialty healthcare chain, today rolled out QR codes, a quick digital innovative solution to provide First Aid care and medical services to people with cardiac emergencies. The event was graced by the presence of Mr. Deepak Venugopalan, Regional COO, Bengaluru Cluster, Mysuru and Salem who shared his insights and views on the importance of knowing CPR skills and the recently-launched QR Codes which will help people with cardiac emergencies. This initiative led by Manipal Hospitals with support of BBMP (Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike), and Bangalore City Traffic Police will make Bengaluru a Heart Smart City.

    Manipal Hospitals organized CPR Training, which was open to all. The event aimed at providing CPR training to the general public to prepare them to save the lives of infants, children, and adults during cardiac emergencies. In India, about 4,280 people per one lakh population are estimated to experience cardiac arrest. Though CPR or Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, is a life-saving technique, only less than 2 percent of India’s population know how to use it effectively.

    The QR codes launched by Manipal Hospitals are posted at all traffic signal junctions in Bangalore for use during medical emergencies. These codes can help the concerned / affected person connect to the emergency number, from where at a single click, the person will be directed to ambulance service.

    Mr. Deepak Venugopalan, Regional COO, Bengaluru Cluster, Mysuru and Salem, said, “Manipal Hospital has always been innovative in their approach. On this World Heart Day, the innovation was on the go through installing QR codes that helped Bengaluru have a quick shift around during emergency services.

    At the time of medical emergencies, it is hard to have presence of mind and remember numbers. Keeping this in mind, we came up with QR codes that are installed across all signals with the help of Bengaluru City Traffic Police.”

    Manipal Hospitals has also rolled out another QR code that navigates people through the correct steps involved in CPR. The code explains the steps to be followed to help revive the affected person.

    The CPR training was organized by Manipal Hospitals, Old Airport Road, with the help of a CPR machine (dummy). The red and green lights on the dummy indicated the compression level exerted on the chest during the CPR, with the green blink indicating the right amount of pressure applied on the affected person.

    The activity was launched across all 10 units of Manipal Hospitals in Bangalore with Dr. Manish Rai, Hospital Director, Manipal Hospital Old Airport Road, Mr. Arnab Mondal, Hospital Director, Manipal Hospital Whitefield, Dr. Chaitanya Pathania, Hospital Director, Manipal Hospital Varthur Road, Dr. Suja Vinay, Hospital Director, Manipal Hospital Sarjapur, Mr. Arun H S, Hospital Director, Manipal Hospital Hebbal & Doddaballapur, Dr. Niranjan Rai, Hospital Director, Manipal Hospital Malleshwaram, Mr. Mohan Hariharan, Hospital Director, Manipal Hospital Jayanagar, Col. Rahul Tewari, Hospital Director, Manipal Hospital Yeshwanthpur and Mr. Manish Trivedi, Hospital Director, Manipal Hospital Millers Road.

    For Manipal Hospitals, this training program is yet another milestone in its journey of saving lives.

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