What would you do if you saw someone having a heart attack?
People react to difficult situations in different ways. While some freeze, there are others who think on their feet and quickly rise to the occasion; and it is this quality which can make the difference between life and death.
This video of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) Assistant Sub-inspector (ASI) Mohit Kumar Sharma, administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to a passenger who suffered a cardiac arrest at Mumbai airport, is going viral for the right reasons, reports Mid Day.
On 26 October, Satyanarayana Gubbala from Andhra Pradesh was scheduled to fly from Mumbai to Hyderabad, when he suddenly collapsed at Mumbai Airport’s Terminal 2, due to a cardiac arrest.
While the medical team at the airport was immediately alerted, it would take time for them to arrive. Therefore, in the meantime, Sharma, who was deployed there as a screener, acted quickly. He and two other CISF personnel gave CPR to Gubbala for several minutes till the medical team arrived with their kit.
Later, Gubbala was examined by the MIAL doctor, and given the necessary first aid. Once his condition stabilised, he was shifted to the Nanavati Hospital.
It was indeed a close shave for Gubbala, who today can thank the CISF personnel and the MIAL medical team, for their timely intervention.
This is not the first time that an airport personnel has saved the life of a passenger. NDTV reports that a similar incident occurred at the Delhi airport in which the prompt action of a CISF personnel saved the life of a Paris-bound US passenger.
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68-year-old Frank Russell suddenly fainted and fell in the terminal area of the Indira Gandhi International Airport, after disembarking from a Mumbai flight.
CISF Assistant Sub-Inspector PS Pal saw Russell fall and immediately rushed to help him. Thanks to the ASI’s timely CPR and the intervention of hospital authorities, the passenger’s life was saved.
(Edited by Gayatri Mishra)