Healthspring has recently launched its latest initiative ‘Campus Connect’ which is aimed at creating awareness regarding preventive care and key aspects of primary healthcare. Healthspring operates a chain of clinics in Mumbai and Pune which offer all primary healthcare services under one roof.
Faced with emergency situations, people should be prepared to perform basic measures that can immediately create better medical outcomes, and in some cases save lives as well. Hence, the Campus Connect initiative aims to train as many students as possible, on some key lifesaving techniques such as Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and basic first-aid.
Elaborating on the need and launch of such initiatives, Kaushik Sen, co-founder and chief executive officer, Healthspring says, “We believe that it is imperative for each and every person in the society to understand the importance of preventive & primary healthcare in order to stay healthy. Additionally, each one of us should know how to deliver first-aid and if required should be able to administer few key lifesaving techniques in case of medical emergencies. CPR is one such simple but effective emergency procedure that can save lives and therefore, it is important for as many people as possible to know how and when to perform it in the early hours of an emergency”.
This initiative is designed such that a team of doctors and support-staff from Healthspring visits various schools, which then nominate their students from Standard 7th and above to take active part in learning these techniques. Doctors provide a live demonstration to these students as well as few teachers on techniques such as CPR and First-aid. They also conduct awareness sessions on topics such as juvenile diabetes, good touch-bad touch and more.
“Since, students are early leaders and the vanguards of change, we have launched this initiative exclusively at schools across Mumbai & Pune.” further added, Sen.
In many crisis situations, panic spreads and people are unable to respond appropriately. A victim’s chance for survival is greatest if first-aid and in some cases bystander CPR is given as soon as the medical emergency occurs. Unfortunately, most of us are not trained in these crucial life-saving skills. Proper knowledge of first-aid and CPR is necessary for ordinary people to understand, so they can be better prepared to assist someone when needed.