Shang­hai doc­tor saves woman on int’l flight

Pakistan Observer - - INTERNATIONAL -

BEI­JING—A doc­tor from a Shang­hai-based hos­pi­tal saved a mid­dle-aged woman who passed out on an in­ter­na­tional flight from Shang­hai to Los An­ge­les. Af­ter re­ceiv­ing treat­ment from the doc­tor, the woman fi­nally re­gained con­scious­ness.

The chief doc­tor at Shang­hai Songjiang Dis­trict cen­tral hos­pi­tal, Zhao Yingchun, took the flight to Los An­ge­les to at­tend his daugh­ter’s grad­u­a­tion cer­e­mony on May 12.

Af­ter nearly 6 hours’ fly­ing, Zhao heard a pub­lic an­nounce­ment look­ing for a doc­tor to help a fainted pas­sen­ger. He then rushed to the pas­sen­ger try­ing to give her im­me­di­ate emer­gency treat­ment.

“I could not con­sult any­thing about her dis­ease be­cause she was in a coma at that time. The only thing I knew is the woman sud­denly fainted as she re­turned to her seat from the lava­tory,” Zhao said.

The med­i­cal de­vices pro­vided by crew mem­bers were a stetho­scope and a blood pres­sure mon­i­tor, with the noisy en­vi­ron­ment of the plane also pre­sent­ing dif­fi­cul­ties.

“I could not clearly hear her blood pres­sure due to the noise made by the plane en­gine”, Zhao said, but he still man­aged to treat the pas­sen­ger.—Xin­hua

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