Penang Heart Society extends training efforts to schools and mosques

Abdul Rashid (blue sleeves) showing the pen drives received from Dr Luah (third left).

Penang Heart Safe Society (PHSS) is striving to provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) education to all segments of society.

Its chairman Datuk Dr Luah Lean Wah said PHSS began with mass CPR programmes in 2015, followed by programmes in factories and the Fire and Rescue Services Department.

“The CPR and automated external defibrillator (AED) usage techniques were further disseminated to the police and schools in 2018.

“The Covid-19 pandemic and movement control order (MCO) put a damper on our efforts but we are back this year to impart the techniques in schools,” said Dr Luah.

She was speaking after giving 140 pen drives on CPR techniques and usage of AED machines to Penang Education Department director Abdul Rashid Abdul Samad at The Top@Komtar.

“There are 128 secondary schools in the state and the pen drive videos are an extension of the training given to 10,000 students in 2017.”

Each pen drive consists of seven videos in English and Bahasa Malaysia which illustrate the techniques needed to perform CPR and how to save a cardiac arrest victim by using the AED.

Dr Luah said the programme would be extended to qariahs in mosques in five districts in the state in December.

“We will be choosing one mosque from each district for the programme training where pen drives of videos will be given to the qariahs to train the people.

“Training teachers will be part of the objective next year to help make the programme much more effective.”

Abdul Rashid, in thanking PHSS, said the programme could have begun earlier if not for the MCO and training of the teachers would be scheduled in early 2022.

“Having the knowledge to save lives is essential and the education department is always supportive of such efforts,” added Abdul Rashid.

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