Penang allocates two more AEDs for public use

GEORGE TOWN: Since its installation in selected public areas in Penang in 2015, the automated external defribillator (AED) has helped save four people who suffered heart attacks while exercising, said Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow.

In this regard, he said the state government added two more AEDs, worth RM15,000, making a total of 68 units available for public use in the event of a heart attack in a public place.

"Today we saw the 67th and 68th smart support machines will be installed. One will be placed at Taman Bukit Dumbar and the other one will be handed over to the Civil Defence Emergency Response Team (CDERT) of the Kampung Sungai Pinang Community Management Council," he said to reporters after the AED launch ceremony here today.

He also called on elected representatives and local leaders to ensure that education and training programmes on technical emergency treatment such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the proper use of AEDs to the community could be held from time to time. --BERNAMA

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