KARACHI: Conducting lifesaving workshops is a unique initiative taken by the Pakistan Islamic Medical Association (PIMA) for the common citizens of Pakistan that will be held across Pakistan.
The Pakistan Islamic Medical Association (PIMA) has chosen around 50 mosques across the country to conduct Basic Life Support (BLS) Workshops.
In a press release issued from the office of the PIMA, the objective described for this one of its kind activity is to guide and train common citizens about the “first aid” that can be and should be provided for any victim of sudden cardiac or respiratory arrest especially where basic facilities to save a precious life are not available.
In-charge, PIMA Lifesaving Project, Dr Abdul Aziz Memon, said that many people suffer cardiac arrests at home or the workplace and lose their lives due to non-awareness of basic life support techniques.
He further assured that many lives could be saved with this Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training, which is simple to learn. He explained, “CPR is an emergency first-aid procedure that is applied to maintain respiration and blood circulation in a person whose breathing and heartbeat suddenly stops.”
This Lifesaving Project was first initiated on a large scale by the British Islamic Medical Association. Later on, it was adopted by all doctors associations, including the PIMA, affiliated with the Federation of Islamic Medical Associations (FIMA).
26th September is marked to hold life support sessions at mosques all over the world. This project is of the utmost importance, especially for the third world and underdeveloped countries like Pakistan, where emergency services are nonexistent in the country’s far-flung areas.
The PIMA had arranged the basics of emergency care sessions in 48 mosques across 16 cities in Pakistan last year.