CPR training to be launched on national level: PM Shahbaz

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has ordered launching a countrywide training of life saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), in what is said to be an effort to bring improvement to the health sector.

The decision comes after a video of a doctor couple giving CPR treatment to a drowning boy went viral.

The premier issued directives to Strategic Reforms Head Salman Sufi to make immediate arrangements in this regard.

Sufi said PM Shehbaz Sharif is going to initiate reforms programme in the health sector. He said that CPR training matching international standards would help in saving lives in cases of emergency.

He said that the training will be made part of the schools’ curriculum and every citizen will be trained under this campaign.

Sufi further stated that the strategy to launch the campaign will be announced next week.