DzMM picks PHA as CPR trainer on Grand Kapamilya Day

MANILA, July 31, 2016 – Giant broadcast network DzMM 630 khz Teleradyo chose the Philippine Heart Association (PHA) as its heart healthcare provider during the latter’s Grand Kapamilya Day 30th founding anniversary commemoration.

Held at the huge San Andres Sports Complex from 8am to 5pm, the mammoth event was dedicated to its loyal patrons and aimed to lure new sets of audience. It was open for everyone to explore the numerous services offered by DzMM and its programs.

All the DzMM programs, to name a few – Magandang Gabi Dok (MGD), Usapang de Campanilla, SOCO sa DzMM and Aksyon Ngayon – had their individual booths, and assigned time slots to offer public service. The MGD booth was manned by its hosts Nina Corpuz and Dr. Luisa Puyat.

Dr. Francis Lavapie, PHA Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) chair, gave the rudiments of CPR for the bystander before conducting CPR demo with PHA staff Ronaldo Grande, a Basic Life Support (BLS) lay trainer.

Lavapie also said that to avert the onset of heart disease, “let us practice healthy lifestyle and the key to a healthy, happy heart is adhering to 52100 daily. Have your risk factors checked every year to avert heart diseases. On a global and local scale, heart disease is the top killer disease.”

PHA also granted DzMM’s request to provide free risk factor screenings (BP, cholesterol/sugar levels and waist circumference check). Getz Pharma, one of the PHA’s constant allies, readily accommodated the request. Charity Nagrampa, Getz Pharma product manager, came with her team of medical technicians who did the screenings. GYNNA P. GAGELONIA


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