Paramedics res­cue Indian beach­goer

The Gulf Today - - HOME - BY HAMZA M. SENGENDO

DUBAI: Paramedics re­sus­ci­tated and saved an Indian beach­goer, 38, from im­mi­nent death after he had drowned off Jumeirah beach, ambulance ser­vices ofi­cials re­vealed on Tues­day.

The Dubai Cor­po­ra­tion for Ambulance Ser­vices re­ceived an alert about a drown­ing case in JBR area. Paramedics rushed in re­sponse, ex­plained Mo­hammed Mohsen Al Kafali, head of Jebel Ali divi­sion.

They reached the scene within three min­utes, with­drew the drowned man to a safe place and mea­sured the vi­tal signs to check on the pulse. They re­moved wa­ter from his re­s­pi­ra­tory tract.

They con­ducted an ex­ter­nal car­diac mas­sage to wake him then put him on ar­ti­icial res­pi­ra­tion sup­port and irst aid needed to im­prove his con­di­tion. They trans­ferred him to Rashid Hos­pi­tal safely.

The cor­po­ra­tion’s res­cue op­er­a­tions direc­tor Essa Al Gha­fari said the cor­po­ra­tion main­tains sev­eral emer­gency points at beaches, es­pe­cially places char­ac­terised by con­ges­tion and pub­lic turnout.

The points are equipped with emer­gency ser­vices such as car­di­ol­o­gists, paramedics, ve­hi­cles (in­clud­ing golf cars) and mo­tor­cy­cles, so that medics are ready to in­ter­vene to res­cue those in dan­ger.

“The cor­po­ra­tion is com­mit­ted to focus on the readi­ness medics for all pos­si­bil­i­ties par­tic­u­larly dur­ing hol­i­days, to bet­ter serve all cit­i­zens, vis­i­tors, tourists and res­i­dents of Dubai and UAE at large,” he stressed.

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