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Promptness of airport staff saved life of a 62-year-old man

The staff at the airport displayed their readiness, coordination and efficiency when they came to the rescue of a 62-year-old man who suffered a cardiac arrest at Terminal 2. Accompanied by his daughter, the man was at the airport to receive his wife who was returning from UK to Mumbai on November 20, 2019, when the incident occurred.

Swinging instantly into action, the doctor along with the paramedics attended the patient who was found breathless and drowsy at the airports parking lot. Upon examination, the doctor diagnosed the visitor with Acute Congestive Cardiac Failure, it was further known that the patient had a history of diabetes, hypertension and ischemic heart disease and was advised immediate hospitalization and was transferred to Nanavati hospital through the airport ambulance.

CSMIA is the only Indian airport with the largest availability of automated external defibrillators and one of the few airports in the world with over a hundred AEDs at its premises. Home to one of the highest number of airport medical centres in the country and maximum number of ambulances on site – four advanced life support ambulances and three basic ambulances, CSMIA is fully equipped to attend to any medical emergency at any hour of the day.