India’s First Public CPR Kiosk Installed by KIMS
Each year approximately seven lakh cardiac arrests occur in India from various causes, and more than 85% happen outside hospitals such as home, railway station, bus stop, airport, market place, and recreation facilities. About 90 percent of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), especially if performed immediately, can double or triple a cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival. To save more lives from cardiac arrest, Hands-Only CPR kiosks have been placed in high-traffic places, such as hospitals, malls, airports, railway stations, educational institutes, and other locations – helping to raise awareness about this life saving skill.
Common men can learn and practice the steps of cardiopulmonary resuscitation by Sanjivani QCPR KIOSK and will be instrumental in saving the life of a cardiac arrest victim in future. There will be social awareness of resuscitation skills. When a person has a cardiac arrest, survival depends on immediately receiving CPR from someone nearby. Hands-Only CPR has been shown to be as effective as conventional CPR for cardiac arrest at home, at work or in public.
On 16th October 2021, India’s first Public CPR KIOSK, Sanjivani QCPR KIOSK, was installed and inaugurated in Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) by Brig. Prof. (Dr.) A. P. Mohanty, VSM, Principal KIMS on the eve of “World Anesthesia Day” and “World Restart a Heart Day”. The Kiosk idea was conceptualized by Dr. Ashok Kumar Badamali, Cardiac Anaesthesiologist, KIMS and supported by KIIT-DU. A team of engineers Subhrajeet Singha Roy, Sumit Sah, Prasant Ranjan, Rohit Kumar, Bishwajeet Mishra, Papun Jena, Salman Arshad, Suwgat Beura and Rudra of Infiniti Research and Development Pvt. Ltd. have translated the idea into a proprietary tangible product for KIIT-DU. The common men can learn and practice the life saving skill in KIMS Hospital KIOSK. The real-time audio-visual feedback will guide the practitioner during CPR. With the installation of the first public CPR KIOSK, KIMS moved a step ahead for the social initiative steps to fulfill the vision of Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT, KISS & KIMS.