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DNBAN48107 | 9/30/2011 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :245 | Health

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World Heart Day

Efforts are being made to make Bangalore Metro premises a heart attack-free zone. On World Heart Day on Thursday, Metro rail authorities received a gift from Opto Circuits (India) Ltd. The package unveiled a Powerheart Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Powerheart AED is used for emergency treatment of victims exhibiting symptoms of sudden cardiac arrest.
This will be the first AED to be installed in Bangalore Metro stations to protect commuters against death from cardiac arrests. The installation of AEDs will be followed by a certified training for a group of staff members of Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL).
On the occasion, BS Sudhir Chandra, director (project and planning) & functional director of
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