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Indian American inspires mass CPR campaign in Odisha

The 9-hour long program trained nearly 2,400 participants including 1,000 police personnel, 600 women students from RD Women’s College and Sri Sathya Sai College for Women and participants from other organizations.

CM Odisha Launching mass CPR Training Programme organized by Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation & Jagannatha Service Foundation in Bhubaneswar. Images- AAPI

‌‌With an aim to reduce loss of lives due to cardiac arrests, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched a statewide CPR training program and an automated external defibrillator (AED) demonstration at the Kalinga Stadium in the state's capital, Bhubaneswar.

The ‘Saving Lives with Bystander CPR’ project was initiated by Dr Vemuri S Murthy, an Indo-US resuscitation expert and an adjunct faculty in the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois.

Dr.Vemuri Murthy honored in Bhubaneswar on February 2,2023 during the inauguration of Odisha State CPR Project.

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