You too can save a life. And for this you don’t need a medical degree. Simple knowledge about ‘Basic Life Support’ (BLS) techniques can go a long way in saving lives in emergency situations. In a first of its kind initiative, Columbia Asia Hospital, Hebbal conducted an hour long training programme on BLS techniques, at Bangalore Press Club. Journalists from the city took the first step in being Good Samaritans by learning the much needed basic life-saving steps in case of any road traffic accident or other emergencies.
Speaking to the journalists during the training, Dr. Mahesh Mylarappa Consultant – Emergency Medicine Columbia Asia Hospital – Hebbal said, “Mostly the steps we take in haste while attending to an emergency, makes a deep-rooted impact in saving the life of the patient. Thus it is vital for all to learn the ‘Basic Life Support’ (BLS) techniques, so that we can take the right measures when required. These are simple steps like chest compression and for this you don’t need to be an expert in medicine to take these steps.”
Considering the road traffic accidents and other medical emergencies, ideally every citizen should be trained in BLS, added Dr. Mahesh Mylarappa This is the first step in ensuring a safe city, by inculcating the BLS knowledge to the journalists. The Hospital plans to extend free hands on training to interested general public.
Now, be it a road traffic accident, or a sudden cardiac arrest or stroke, the city is getting well prepared to help save a life.