Call for AEDs in shopping centres

The automated external defibrillator (AED) devices placed alongside cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) dummies used as part of the demonstration session at the handover ceremony of an AED unit at the Penang Hui Yin Seh Association premises in Lintang Paya Terubong 3, Ayer Itam in Penang.

THe state government has urged shopping malls and supermarkets to have within their premises automated external defibrillator (AED) devices used to treat sudden cardiac arrest.

State Health Committee chairman Dr Afif Bahardin said the AED should also be displayed in a public area which is easily accessible in case of an emergency.

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