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Various Clark locators participate in mass CPR event


(HANDS-ON CPR. Participants from various locator companies in Clark simulate the Hands-on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) procedure during the Mass CPR for Lay held at SM City Clark. Photo Courtesy of CDC Commdep)

CLARK FREEPORT— Some 276 representatives from various locator companies here and outside this Freeport participated in the recent Mass Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for Lay held at SM City Clark Event Center.

The Philippine Heart Association Inc. (PHA) – Central Luzon together with Philippine College of Cardiology, Council on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, and in cooperation with Clark Development Corporation (CDC), Department of Health (DOH), Philippine National Red Cross, Department of Education, American Heart Association and SM Malls spearheaded the said event to raise awareness on cardiac arrest and the importance in knowing how to perform CPR.

PHA-CL Chapter President Dr. Josephus Sibal said that the activity is an initiative of the PHA in educating every individual about how they can use CPR as an emergency life-saving procedure for a person who suffers from a cardiac arrest.

“The initiative of the PHA is to educate the lay or every individual regarding cardiac arrest, and if we are able to educate the people on how to do hands-on CPR then we can at least help them if they witness this certain incident and if we can institute CPR to any individual who goes into cardiac arrest, we can increase the chances of survival for that individual,” Sibal said.

Sibal furthered that the event is a nationwide simulation where the same activity was performed in different parts of the country.

“This is a nationwide simulation and we have different sites across the Philippines. In Central Luzon we have different sites, we have sites in Tarlac, in Cabanatuan City and in Bataan. This is done across the Philippines,” he said.

During the event, trainers who specialize in the field of CPR gave demonstrations and guided each participants to perform the same.

Meanwhile, CDC Health and Sanitation Division Manager Dr. Clemencita Dobles encouraged the participants of the said activity as this is an opportunity for them to learn and save lives.

“Kinagagalak kopo na magkaroon ng ganitong activity para sa mga empleyado sa Clark. Gusto po nating magparticipate dito sa nationwide CPR para yung mga regular citizen ay matuto ng CPR at kahit saan, kahit kailan pwede po tayong magligtas ng buhay,” Dobles said.

Some of the locator-companies who participated in the said event are representatives from Aderans, Global Gateway Development Corporation (GGDC), Luenthai Philippines, La Rose Noire, Sutherland, Sambon and Xenia Hotel among others.


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