Friday, March 7, 2014

Padma Shri Awardee Dr K K Aggarwal enters the Limca Book of World Records

Padma Shri Awardee Dr K K Aggarwal enters the Limca Book of World Records
-          Trains 11,453 children in hands only CPR 10 in 8 hours

New Delhi, March 7, 2014: Recognizing outstanding efforts towards educating common people about life-saving techniques, the Limca Book of World Records has recognized Dr. KK Aggarwal in three distinct categories in its 2014 edition. An eminent cardiologist and the President of Heart Care Foundation of India, Dr. KK Aggarwal has devised a special CPR 10 formula which can help revive 60 %  people within ten minutes of their death due to a sudden cardiac arrest. The announcement of Dr. KK Aggarwal becoming a world record holder was made in the launch of the 2014 edition of the book last evening.

Hands only Cardiopulmonary resuscitation or CPR is a method through which a person who has suffered from a sudden cardiac arrest can be brought back to life within 10 minutes of his death. According to Dr. KK Aggarwal’s formula, to revive a person after sudden cardiac arrest, within 10 minutes of the episode, for the next 10 minutes, compress the centre of their chest continuously and effectively, with a speed of 10 × 10 (100) per minutes. In the past one year Dr. KK Aggarwal has trained over 90,000 people in this simple but extremely effective life-saving technique.

Commenting on the occasion, Dr. KK Aggarwal said “It has been my endeavor to constantly spread awareness about various health issues and prevention measures in the country as a part of my role as the President of the Heart Care Foundation of India.  Hands only CPR 10 is an extremely easy to learn technique which can help save the life of 2-3 in 5 people who suffer from sudden cardiac arrest. Over the past one year I have seen many success stories of lives being saved using this technique and I hope that I can train more and more people in the future”.

The three records which have been created by Dr. KK Aggarwal include:
-          Most people trained in hands-only CPR 10 in a short time span – 11,453 students (8,193 female and 2630 males) trained in less than 8 hours on April 6, 2013
-          Maximum number of people trained in hands-only CPR during an event – 10,932 people trained in hands-only CPR 10 during the 19th Perfect Health Mela from November 1 to 16, 2013
-          Maximum number of people trained in hands-only CPR – 20,592 people in hands-only CPR in 43 days
A leading doctor and philanthropist, Dr. KK Aggarwal is also the recipient of three National Awards, namely the Padma Shri for brilliance in medicine, Dr. BC Roy award for excellence in socio-medical awareness and the DST National Award for excellence in Science and Technology communication.  He has also pioneered leading health initiatives such as bringing treatments such as clot dissolving therapy for acute heart attacks and Colour Doppler Echocardiography in the country.

In addition to this, he has also conceptualized and organized unique consumer driven health  awareness platforms such as The Perfect Health Mela and the Run for your Heart as a part of his role as the President of The Heart Care Foundation of India. In recognition of both these initiatives, the Government of India released National Postal Commemorative Stamps of INR 6.50 & 1 respectively.

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About Heart Care Foundation of India
Heart Care Foundation of India is a National NGO working in the field of creating health awareness for people from all walks of life about all aspects of health incorporating all pathies under one roof using low cost infotainment modules.

For further information please contact:
Ms Tanuja Bisht
PR Coordinator HCFI

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