Save Heart Initiative – Use of Technology

The Save Heart initiative is good example of how technology is used to save lives.

From the border town Uri in Baramulla to the mountains of Banihal and Tanghdar, a Whatsapp group has emerged as a saviour for heart patients in Jammu and Kashmir.


Save Heart Initiative: This Whatsapp group was started by a group of three cardiologists in 2016, with three more doctors joining in 2017.

  • Since then, it has been multiplied from one to three Whatsapp groups, with 256 senior physicians and cardiologists in each group.

Intervention during Golden Hour: Over the past 288 days, 7,029 patients, mostly in remote and inaccessible areas, have survived cardiac emergencies, thanks to the network’s intervention during the ‘golden hour.’

Note: Save Heart Initiative could be cited as an example of good uses of social media and technology in addressing social issues.