Training in Basic Life Support (BLS) was given to 350 medical and paramedical staff of Ramesh Hospitals by the Dr. Pinnamaneni Siddhartha Institute of Medical Sciences. Training was given in cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) as per the guidelines of the American Heart Association. Director general of the institute C. Nageswara Rao, principal Sudha D. Deshpandey, faculty members Y.Ashok Kumar and Parpathi Anil organised the training programme.