The Medical Christian Fellowship of University of Cape Coast has launched a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Awareness Volunteer Education (CRAVE) Campaign.
This campaign is to create awareness on basic life support and how to administer CPR to a person under sudden cardiac arrest or any life threatening situation.
Expressing the importance of this campaign, the chairman for CRAVE committee, Kofi Andoh-Mensah, a level 400 medical student of UCC, stated that with the predominant occurrence of accidents and cardiac arrests all over the country, awareness on basic life support is key to avoiding sudden and unnecessary deaths.
“This is a worthy course. Everybody needs to know CPR. CPR should be second in check to everybody because sudden cardiac arrest can happen to anybody at anytime and anywhere. So this is a passion we have to eradicate needless deaths as a result of sudden cardiac arrests. As a university, we have the sea just at behind the school and people visit there frequently so anything could happen at any time. This is an opportunity to equip the university population on basic life support so that people can act in awkward situations”, the committee chair noted.
Present at the launch was the Chief Executive Officer of Africa Partners Medical GH, Mr. David Frimpong who organized a practical training session for the participants on how to administer CPR to a patient.
Enthusiastic participants who engaged in the session expressed gratitude for the knowledge gained during the session. CRAVE was born some four years ago but was officially launched last Saturday at UCC.
Source: ATL FM NEWS