'If more people train in CPR, more lives can be saved': TS Guv launches CPR challenge

She said that if more people get trained to do CPR, more lives can be saved. The Governor was speaking at a special function to distribute Bathukamma sarees to members of the Raj Bhavan at Raj Bhavan.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  25 Sep 2022 7:13 AM GMT
If more people train in CPR, more lives can be saved: TS Guv launches CPR challenge

Hyderabad: Just three days after the incident where a constable's timely action of giving Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) saved a woman's life, Telangana Governor Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan on Saturday launched the CPR challenge and called upon people to learn how to do CPR.

She said that if more people get trained to do CPR, more lives can be saved. The Governor was speaking at a special function to distribute Bathukamma sarees to members of the Raj Bhavan at Raj Bhavan.

She gave the recent example of constable Naveena and appreciated her for performing CPR and saving the life of the woman. "I call upon everyone to learn CPR and save precious lives in times of emergency. On this auspicious occasion of Bathukamma, let us all pledge to learn CPR and first aid skills," Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan said.

On 22 September, a huge number of people gathered at the Gymkhana Grounds in Secunderabad to purchase tickets for the T20 World Cup match between India and Australia to be held at Rajiv Gandhi Cricket Stadium in Uppal on 25 September. This led to a stampede where many people were injured, including police officers.

In the stampede, a woman fell down and many others fell over her. This is when constable Naveena sprung into action, cleared the crowd, and tried CPR on the woman. Her timely action saved the woman's life.

Bathukamma mood on

Continuing the tradition of personally selecting and gifting sarees to members of the Raj Bhavan as part of the Bathukamma celebrations, the Governor on Saturday distributed sarees to all the women staff of the Raj Bhavan at a special function held at the Durbar Hall.

She said Bathukamma, the unique flower festival of Telangana, is also laced with the underlying practice of exchanging nutritional food items among the women. The Governor said she was amazed after coming to know that women, during the nine-day-long festivities, exchange different traditionally prepared food items, which are full of nutritional value.

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