Health movements achieve truly become all inclusive by reaching out to the grass root level and achieve the intended success only when the common public gets involved in them along with the doctors. This fact has been observed in the cases of Freedom from Polio and End to Infant Deaths in Gadchiroli district, both Government of Maharashtra initiatives. On these lines, plans are afoot to motivate representatives of public to come forward and contribute as health advocates in the battle against heart disease and non communicable diseases arising out of unhealthy lifestyle.
These volunteers shall be named Hriday Mitra or Friends of Heart. They shall be given the essential basic training, which includes measuring blood pressure, knowing the general rules regarding diet, simple physical exercises aimed at avoiding heart diseases and the first aid in a heart attack (a technique known as C. P. R.)