Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) delegation meets Hon’ble Speaker of Lok Sabha to discuss implementation of important measures for better public health

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New Delhi 13th November, 2019: A 50-member delegation from the Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) recently met with the Hon’ble Speaker of Lok Sabha, Shri Om Birla at his office on 13th November 2019. The delegation was led by the President of HCFI, Padma Shri Awardee, Dr KK Aggarwal. Apart from discussing the various activities of the HCFI, the meeting also served as a platform to raise some pertinent issues in front of the hon’ble speaker.

During the meeting, Dr Aggarwal spoke about HCFI’s activities in brief and demonstrated the new air purifier that can be made at home using a simple filter. He also demonstrated how to carry out cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), laying the premise for the discussion.

Speaking about this, Dr Aggarwal said, “It was indeed an honor to meet the Hon’ble Speaker of Lok Sabha, Shri Om Birla ji and address various issues and solutions that are the need of the hour. We hope that he will consider our suggestions and take proactive steps towards putting in place processes towards the same. At HCFI, our efforts have always been towards addressing important health-related aspects and bringing them to the attention of stakeholders. This meeting was also an attempt in this direction.”

The following salient points were discussed during the meeting.

  • The HCFI recommended that every member of parliament including the staff therein must be trained in the lifesaving technique of CPR.
  • Automatic external defibrillators (AED) machines should be available in all public places including the Lok Sabha premises
  • Antibiotics should be made available to people only on the basis of a valid medical prescription
  • Drugs containing doping substances should have a red mark on them as an indication
  • There is a need to cap the price of masks and air filters/ purifiers when the air pollution levels are high
  • A green corridor, similar to the one created during a heart transplant, should be made available for ambulances as well.

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