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.