SINGAPORE: About 2,000 people braved the weather on Sunday to come together and highlight the importance of learning life—saving skills.
Rainy weather did not dampen the spirits of these participants who took part in the walk organised by the Singapore Heart Foundation (SHF).
The walk started from the War Memorial Park and ended at the Esplanade Park.
Participants were taught various ways to save a life at different stations.
These included learning cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED).
SHF said it is not just about teaching skills, but helping participants be confident and trained should they need to save a life.
The foundation said some 1,400 Singaporeans suffer from a heart attack outside hospitals.
Of these, 80 per cent do not receive any CPR until an ambulance arrives and this means a survival rate of just two per cent.
SHF said if a patient receives immediate care, his survival rate increases by three times.
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