Mumbai: Vishwaraj Vemala is a consultant hepatologist at Birmingham University Hospital, England.
He traveled to India on an Air India flight from Birmingham to bring his mother to Bangalore.
In this case, a 43-year-old passenger suddenly had a heart attack on the plane. Knowing this, Vishwaraj started trying to revive the passenger who was not breathing without a pulse. The passenger recovered within an hour of treatment.
He received medical equipment from some of the flight staff and passengers and treated them. Then the passenger suffered a second heart attack.
This time it took extra time to revive him. Vishwaraj kept the passenger alive for about 5 hours along with the flight crew.
The pilot asked for permission to land the plane in Pakistan as an emergency. His request was rejected. With no other option, the plane landed in Mumbai and immediately took the passenger to the hospital.
Dr. Vishwaraj said, “The patient thanked me with tears in his eyes. He said that he will always be grateful for saving his life.
The traveler will surely remember this event for the rest of his life,” he said.