16 Jan '11, 10pm

At least 1 million people in Singapore should be trained in CPR by 2020, Health Minister Khaw Boon Wan said

Currently, Singapore's survival rate in cardiac arrest cases away from hospital is between 2 and 3 per cent. Statistics also show that 70 per cent of sudden cardiac arrest victims collapse at home. The situation is even more serious in a city like Singapore, where the majority of the population live in high-rise buildings and it can take up to 20 minutes from the call for help before paramedics arrive.

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