Active Heart Foundation
AED Machine – Received by Madurai Collector Dr.S.Nadarajan IAS, & Madurai Corporation Commissioner Dr.Aneesh Sekhar IAS from Dr. A.Mathavan founder of Active Heart Foundation
‘Active Heart Foundation’ is a nonprofit charity organization located at Madurai dedicated to fighting single biggest killer of Indians – heart disease. The foundation chaired by Dr. A.Mathavan, Director, Cardiology Department, Velammal Speciality Hospital, Madurai. The mission of the foundation is set on a world where people don’t suffer or die prematurely because of heart disease. The fight against heart disease not only depends on vital research but also on community education and prevention programs. The ‘Active Heart Foundation’ is planning to lead the battle to save lives and improve the heart health of all Indians. Most of the times it does not produce uncomfortable symptoms and are hence neglected by most of us. The first 3 hours after the onset of heart attack is called the ‘golden hour’. Appropriate action within first 60 minutes of a heart attack can reverse its effects. When it’s a matter of life and death, every second matters. But it is the time in hand that helps a person to decide what needs to be done next.
To put their mission into action, ‘Active Heart Foundation’ is planning to impart training to laymen such as auto drivers to:
1. Recognize the symptoms
2. Perform Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) using mannequins
3. To use AED (Automated External Defibrillator) facility and
4. Call for the ambulance
These will enable them to save many lives.
The demonstration of AED machine facility and basic life support training using mannequins will be made at 9.30am at Mattuthavani MGR Bus stand on the ‘World Heart Day’, 28th September, 2018.
The highlight of the event is the donation and dedication of AED facility by ‘Active Heart Foundation’ to the millions of commuters using Mattuthavani MGR bus stand on day to day basis.
Dr.A.Mathavan will welcome the Honurable Guests and gathering. He will gift out and dedicate the AED facility to the General Public of Madurai on behalf of ‘Active Heart Foundation’. The facility will be received by the Chief Guest Dr. S.NATARAJAN, I.A.S. District Collector, Madurai District and Guest of Honour Dr. ANEESH SEKHAR, I.A.S. Commissioner, Madurai Corporation on behalf of Madurai General Public on the occasion.
Demonstration of life support using mannequins and AED facility will be made by a team of Doctors and experts. The training will be imparted to many auto drivers, who will serve in the future as life supporting agents. The AED facility will be permanently placed in a safe place in the MGR Mattuthavani bus stand. Those who received the training can use the AED facility to the needy round the clock at time of need. Prominent bill boards will be exhibited in the bus stand by the Foundation to create awareness among the public about the existence of such facility.