Breaking A Record While Learning Life-Saving Skills All At Once

Hands To Heart is looking into putting a mark in Malaysia Book of Records

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is a method of applying chest compressions on a collapsing person with no pulse. Should their heart stop, lack of oxygen would cause brain damage within minutes and this is where CPR comes in handy.

In conjunction with Melaka Mahkota Medical Centre (MMC) 25th anniversary and Regency Specialist Hospital 10th anniversary, Hands to Heart’s Save A Life with CPR Health Carnival would be held at the Dataran Pahlawan Field, Melaka and Padang MPPG, Pasir Gudang, Johor respectively on 19th October 2019.

The event is part of the hospitals’ umbrella anniversary campaign, “A Journey to Good Health” and it aims to draw thousands of Malaysians from all walks of life to converge, learn and perform en masse basic CPR.

Mahkota Medical Centre CEO, Stanley Lam (left) and Regency Specialist Hospital CEO, Serena Yong showing off the Hands to Heart event logo

“In collaboration with the Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC) and various organisations, we hope to bring together 10,000 participants in Melaka and Johor to perform and learn this life-saving skill this October,” said Stanley Lam, CEO of Mahkota Medical Centre, adding that the two hospitals may record the largest participation in a CPR session in the Malaysia Book of Records, should the feat be achieved.

“Our anniversary mission is to share and teach the public a life-saving skill that will result in many benefiting from either having this skill or be saved by people with CPR skills in emergency situations. As patient-centred hospitals, we feel compelled to share knowledge that can have a meaningful impact in the society,” said Serena Yong, CEO of Regency Specialist Hospital.

The event also aspires to promote awareness of cardiovascular diseases and general health maintenance in a fun, family-friendly and festival atmosphere.

Participants can look forward to taking home a chest compression ball, sponsored goodies and enjoy health talks, free health screening, food trucks and many other exciting activities.

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