CPR is a lifesaving technique that helps keep blood and oxygen flow in the body going when the heart and breathing stop. Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has ordered mandatory cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training in the curriculum across Pakistan.
Every citizen will be provided CPR training to enable them to save precious lives in case of an emergency. This is part of a larger National CPR Training Initiative that will be launched soon. In addition, PM Shehbaz will soon announce reforms for the healthcare sector in the country.
The development comes after a video of a couple renewing a teenager who had drowned in Naltar Lake went viral on social media platforms recently. The husband gave mouth-to-mouth breaths to the boy while the wife performed chest compressions to save his life.