Gratitude: IPS officer surprises Telangana Governor, who saved his life mid-air

He was the one who developed a medical complication and was attended to by the Governor during a flight journey mid-air from Varanasi to Hyderabad on 22 July night

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  14 Sep 2022 3:04 PM GMT
Gratitude: IPS officer surprises Telangana Governor, who saved his life mid-air

Hyderabad: Telangana Governor Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan on Wednesday has a surprise visitor at Raj Bhavan. He is none other than Additional DGP, Road Safety, Andhra Pradesh, Kripanand Tripathi Ujela. He was the one who developed a medical complication and was attended to by the Governor during a flight journey mid-air from Varanasi to Hyderabad on 22 July night.

Mr. Tripathi Ujela met the Governor and expressed his gratitude for the medical help extended to him in the mid-air by Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan. The Governor, who was pleasantly surprised at the IPS officer's visit, enquired about his health and conveyed her best wishes.


What happened?

It was around 4 am on July 23 when there was a panic call from the air hostess of the Indigo flight from Delhi to Hyderabad. The air hostess asked loudly, "Is there any doctor on the flight?" A lady rose from her seat and rushed towards the rear end of the flight to see the patient. The sick passenger was looking drowsy and was sweating profusely. He also showed some symptoms of indigestion. The lady was Tamilisai Soundararajan, who is a doctor by profession made him lie flat and checked his vitals with first aid and supportive drugs. On arrival at the Hyderabad airport, he was transported in a wheelchair to the airport medical booth.

Later, she wrote a few suggestions for Indigo on Twitter. "Few suggestions for Indigo. First aid kits must be kept ready to use and contents must be verified daily. Doctors traveling on board can be notified on the travel chart as in railways to call SOS. 4 am, mid-air, I was awake to take the call. Your call may go unnoticed in sleepy hours.`` she wrote. She advised Indigo to impart Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) skills training to its crew on board to help the sick passengers. She even advised the citizens to take formal CPR training to be able to save others in case of emergencies.

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