Ghanaian Doctors Save Life Of Unconscious French Passenger On Flight From Brussels To Accra
On Tuesday, June 7, two Ghanaian doctors intervened to save the life of an unconscious man on a flight from Brussels, Belgium, to Accra, Ghana.
Dr. Charles Ababio, an Emergency Physician Specialist at Ghana’s Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), and Dr. Diana Boakye, located in the United Kingdom, reacted to a call from a flight attendant to help the ‘dead’ man on the plane.
Ike Sherdrack, a social media user who was on board the flight, recounted the scenario before the medics collaborated to save the man’s life aboard the plane. He said he heard the man’s wife cry out when her husband became unconscious.
“Immediately the flight attendant rushed to the scene. She again rushed back then struggled for about a couple of seconds to get a grip of the microphone then she announced if there was a doctor on the flight,” he wrote.
“A young lady sitting in the front roll of the unconscious man’s seat rushed to the man and began pressing on the man’s chest. A couple of seconds later a young man also rushed to the scene…it looks like an operation theatre where a doctor is asking for a specific action to be taken by his colleague,” he narrated.
He continued that “after a couple of minutes, l heard the two doctors simultaneously saying ‘he is breathing now. He is fine’, yet they suggested to the flight attendant to let the man lie flat on his back. Gently the two doctors lifted the man to the back of the rear seat.
“The doctors requested for oxygen. Then a flight attendant rushed to where the man was lying. In her hand was a big red bottle of oxygen…then the copilot followed. After a few minutes the pilot announced that the old man is now okay,” Ike also wrote.