Indian cricketer Mayank Agarwal was rushed to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in Agartala following a peculiar incident on an Indigo flight. Agarwal reportedly consumed water from a bottle in front of him, which led to an immediate itching sensation in his throat and swelling of his lips.
The cricketer was swiftly transported to a hospital, where he received treatment from a team of doctors. While Agarwal is now out of danger, the hospital has reported that he will be unable to speak for one or two days due to ulcers and swelling in his mouth.
According to the Karnataka team manager, Agarwal experienced an itching sensation in his throat and rushed to the restroom on the flight. The doctors who attended to him subsequently advised hospitalisation.
“We were about to take off, and Mayank felt thirsty. He drank water kept behind the seat pocket in front of his seat. After a few minutes, he realised that his throat was itching, and he felt the urge to vomit. Consequently, he rushed to the washroom near the cockpit and informed the air hostess,” Karnataka team manager Ramesh told India Today.
The air hostess promptly rang the emergency bell and checked for any available doctor on the flight. With no doctor onboard, the pilot was informed, and a message was sent to the airport authority. Doctors arrived to examine Agarwal and recommended immediate hospitalisation. An ambulance was called, and Agarwal was taken to the hospital.
Agarwal was on an Indigo flight, scheduled to fly from Agartala to New Delhi, when the incident occurred. The airline issued a statement regarding the matter.
“IndiGo flight 6E 5177 operating from Agartala to Delhi returned to origin due to a medical emergency onboard. The passenger was off-loaded and was rushed to the hospital for further medical assistance. The aircraft took off again for its destination at 1620h,” the statement read.