The government to award 10 extra marks to students who complete CPR training

This move is part of the larger National CPR Training Initiative that will be launched soon.

The government to award 10 extra marks to students who complete CPR training

The Pakistani government is giving extra marks in the country to students who have completed the CPR training.

While announcing the initiative on Twitter, the Head of PM’s Strategic Reforms Unit, Salman Sufi asked students if they would like 10 extra marks if they learned the crucial skill of CPR.

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is a life-saving technique, which helps the flow of oxygen and blood in the body when the heart and breathing stop. Prior to this, the Prime Minister of Pakistan Shehbaz Sharif ordered to include CPR training in the curriculum at all educational levels across the country.

This move is part of the larger National CPR Training Initiative that will be launched soon. Under this, every citizen will be provided CPR training to allow them to save lives and act in a time of emergency. The government decided to launch this initiative after a video of a couple resuscitating a teenage boy, who had drowned in Naltar Lake hit social media. The husband gave the young boy mouth-to-mouth, while the wife performed chess compressions.

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  • No need incentivize it as a bribe. Make it mandatory. Like few countries do it for military service. They don’t give anything extra.


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