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AIIMS doctors save toddler’s life in mid-air

Five AIIMS doctors saved the life of a two-year-old who stopped breathing mid-air onboard a Bengaluru to Delhi flight on Sunday. The incident took place on Sunday night when a group of five senior doctors from AIIMS were returning to Delhi after attending a medical event in Bengaluru. They were onboard the Vistara flight UK-814. AIIMS stated that […]

Five AIIMS doctors saved the life of a two-year-old who stopped breathing mid-air onboard a Bengaluru to Delhi flight on Sunday.
The incident took place on Sunday night when a group of five senior doctors from AIIMS were returning to Delhi after attending a medical event in Bengaluru. They were onboard the Vistara flight UK-814.
AIIMS stated that while returning from a Bengaluru to Delhi flight on Sunday, a distress call was announced. It was a 2-year-old cyanotic female child who was operated on outside for intracardiac repair and was unconscious.
“The child’s pulse was absent and was not breathing. On the air, immediate CPR was started, and with limited resources, using skilled work and active management by the team, a successful IV cannula was placed, an oropharyngeal airway was put, and an emergency response was initiated by the entire team of residents on board, and the baby was brought to ROSC (return of spontaneous circulation),» the AIIMS said.
“It was complicated by another cardiac arrest for which an AED (automated external defibrillator) was used. For 45 minutes, the baby was resuscitated, and flight was routed to Nagpur’.
After reaching Nagpur, the child was handed over in stable hemodynamics to the paediatrician, according to AIIMS.

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