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Twenty Heart Failure Deaths Reported Daily In Colombo District Could Have Been Saved-Dr.Dananjaya Bulathdeniya

Around 20 persons residing in Colombo District die daily due to the Heart Failure condition and these lives  could have been saved if given the required first aid treatment known as CPR within first six minutes since the heart failure according to the Medical Officer attach to the Falck Emergency Medical Supplies Dr.Dananjaya Bulathdeniya.

The lives of around 10 persons out of this number definitely could have been saved through the CPR treatment he has said.While pointing out that majority of the 600,000 people who are admitted to the Neuro Trauma Unit of the Colombo National Hospital  annually due to trauma condition have died before hospitalization  because of not receiving proper first aid treatment ,prior to admission ,Sri Lankan society as well as the professional staff in government hospitals should be trained on the first aid treatment so most of the secondary injuries ,disabilities and death caused due to accidents could have been avoided he has stressed.