Dubai police launched on Saturday "We All Paramedics" initiative which aims at qualifying school students to deal with emergency heart problems.
The initiative was
launched within the framework of the Dubai Heart Safe City Project which
was given the go-ahead in April 2017.
The Dubai Heart Safe City Project aims to increase the survival rate of sudden cardiac arrest in Dubai and aims to break the world’s benchmark and achieve 65% survival rate by 2020, Director of the General Administration of Training Major General Ahmad Hamdan Bin Dalmouk said.
The overture includes qualifying students
of all schools in Dubai
to offer first aid for heart attack cases until ambulance arrives.
The initiative is meant to spread the culture of sound and swift medical
assistance for cardiac patients so that Dubai will be the happiest and most healthy city in the world.
The commander-in-chief of Dubai Police Major-general Abdullah Khalifa Al-Marri witnessed the initiative's launch alongside Assistant Commander-in-Chief of Academic Affairs and Training Major General Dr. Mohammed Ahmed bin Fahd, Director of the General Administration of Training Major General Ahmad Hamdan Bin Dalmouk, Director of the Dubai Police Academy Brigadier Ghaith Ghanem Al-Suwaidi, Director of Al Barsha Police Station Brigadier Abdul-Rahim bin Shafi'a, Regional Director of the American Heart Association Zehra’ Al-Hilali and Mona Al Kuwari of the Health Ministry.