New Delhi: The Delhi Metro Thursday installed Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) at two stations to provide emergency treatment if a passenger suffers a cardiac arrest."The AED is a portable electronic device that automatically diagnoses a potentially life-threatening cardiac arrest in a patient. The medical equipment treats patients through defibrillation -the application of electrical shock to allow the heart to re-establish an effective rhythm," Arindam Sen, CEO, Opto Circuits (India) Ltd said.To start with, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) along with Opto Circuits (India) Ltd, a manufacturer of medical equipment and interventional devices, has installed AEDs at the two biggest interchange stations - Central Secretariat and Kashmere Gate.This will be followed by training for a group of DMRC staff."At least one incident of medical emergency in a month is witnessed in DMRC. AED will be of great use particularly at a crowded station. We have started with two Metro stations. Later, we will provide this facility to other Metro stations as well," Anuj Dayal, Metro spokesperson said.
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