A six-month-old baby was saved by doctors on board a flight after she encountered a severe breathing problem enroute. The baby, suffering from congenital heart disease, was on a Ranchi-Delhi IndiGo flight on Saturday. Two fellow passengers on the flight, both doctors, stepped in to assist the baby.
One of the doctors was Nitin Kulkarni, an IAS officer with a medical background, who along with another doctor improvised on the spot by administering oxygen from an adult mask and other essential medications as a critical medical intervention.
Upon landing in Delhi airport at 9.25 am, a medical team swiftly arrived to provide the baby with the necessary oxygen support. The baby was shifted to AIIMS where the condition is said to be stable.
“Doctors are God sent angels. Today saw one saving a 6 month old baby on board #Indigo . Dr. Nitin Kulkarni, IAS, governor house @jhar_governor (Jharkhand) took on his role as a doctor and saved the kid. Salute to you sir,” AS Deol, who was a passenger on the same flight wrote on X. However, IndiGo is yet to issue a statement on the incident.