Basic Life Support Training Program at Parmarth

April 26, 2024

Inspired by HH Param Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President of Parmarth Niketan, and Pujya Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji, Secretary-General of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance and President of the Divine Shakti Foundation, the experts of Medanta – The Medicity conducted a three-day Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training at the Swami Shukdevanand Charitable Hospital designed to impart necessary and proven skills that can be used to tackle emergency situations and to save the lives of people experiencing critical medial events. Leading the Medanta team were Dr. Ishan Vardhan; BLS Instructor, Meghna; BLS Camp Manager Raj, Nikhil Mishra; and, a full qualified team of instructors.

After the traditional lamp-lighting ceremony in the presence of Pujya Swamiji and Pujya Sadhviji to inaugurate the sessions, 3 full days of instruction were given to  more than 200 students, sevaks and representatives from the Parmarth Gurukul, Parmarth Niketan, Parmarth’s Vidya Mandir – the DSF free school for  underprivileged children, Parmarth Naari Shakti Kendra – the DSF vocational training center for women, and Mumbai’s Rescue Foundation.

The training consisted of hands-on practice of the life-saving CPR techniques, with clear and concise instructions in the number of chess compressions to be  administered, the differences between adult and child administration, basic medical terms, basic heart functions and the difference between a heart attack and cardiac arrest being highlighted.

Pujya Swamiji expressed His appreciation for the diligent and dedicated work of the training team and DSF volunteers, and suggested that they also conduct a training session for good Mental Health. Pujya Sadhviji concurred, and shared that this vital CPR training should be taught to everyone to tackle emergency situations and save lives. They expressed confidence that these CPR Training sessions have expanded the participants’ knowledge and will be an essential tool to help them save lives.