By training more than 11,000 people in cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in a single day, Dr KK Aggarwal, president, Heart Care Foundation of India, created a world record on Sunday.
In all, 11,459 people were trained that mostly comprised school children. The earlier record was of training 5,000 persons.
The event was organised at the Dr Sampoornanand Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya, Yamuna Vihar, on the occasion of World Health Day.
"CPR 10 is based on the mantra - "Within 10 minutes of death (earlier the better) for the next at least 10 minutes (longer the better), compress the centre of the chest of the victim with a speed of 10x10=100 per minute," said Dr Aggarwal, who has trained 35,000 people so far.
More than 24 lakh people die in our country every year with sudden deaths and 18 lakh of them die before reaching the hospital. Around 12 lakh people can be saved if CPR 10 can be taught to even 1 per cent of the society.