Thursday, November 26, 2009

Defibrillators for resuscitations - all talk and no action

It would seem that gyms and sporting facilities, and also parks, are not regulated in anyway with respect to the provision of resuscitative equipment. It's pretty much NATO - no action all talk only. Everybody wants to run CPR training cos they get money for course attendances, but when it comes to actually installing the equipment, it's pretty much dependent on organizationsto want to play ball.

The Singapore Heart Foundation just recently published lists of all the organizations and places where automated external defibrillators are installed. A consolidated list of places can be found here. My gym isn't on the list. Neither is the East Coast Park. Nor is the Prince George's Park Residence gym.

So there.

Maybe I can encourage you to speak to your gym, or sports facilities and pressure them to install appropriate resuscitative equipment. Perhaps you can also write in to National Parks and persuade them to be a bit more civic conscious and install appropriate resuscitative equipment in adequate quantities and in readily accessible locations. Their email is: NPARKS_MAILBOX@NPARKS.GOV.SGThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


The Conscious Life said...

Thanks for highlighting the issue that many pay little attention to. But when emergency happens, defibrillators, especially automatic ones, are truly life-saving.

gigamole said...

Yep. Unfortunately there isn't an official channel through which operators of sports facilities to ensure better access to such facilities and equipment. Likewise our National Parks should be made accountable to provide adequate access to such facilities.