BHOPAL: Sudden cardiac arrest to a middle-aged passenger on board a Delhi-Pune flight, forced the diversion and emergency landing oIndigoInDiGo flight at Devi Ahilyabai Airport in Indore on Sunday.
The emergency landing of the Pune-bound flight at Indore ensured that the life of the 52-year-old passenger Suresh Rana was saved after being timely rushed to a private hospital.
"The Indigo flight 6E769 was flying to Pune, when it had to be diverted and made to land for attending the medical emergency at Indore Airport at around 9.30 am. As soon as the craft landed at the airport, an ambulance waiting for him, rushed the patient to the hospital," said Indore Airport director Aryama Sanyal.
The concerned passenger Suresh Rana started sweating abnormally and reported acute chest pain to the cabin crew on board the flying craft. Factoring the seriousness of the passenger's condition, the craft's pilot informed the matter to the Air Traffic Control (ATC), after which the emergency landing was made at Indore Airport.
The patient has been admitted to the cardiac ICU of Shalby Hospital where his condition is now stated to be stable.
According to informed sources, the patient was initially being rushed to Sri Aurobindo Institute of Medical Sciences (SAIMS) in Indore, but midway on route to the private hospital, he was shifted by another ambulance to the other private hospital, the Shalby Hospital.
The Airport director, however, termed it as a timely move to save the patient's life.
"He was shifted to Shalby Hospital in its ambulance later, as it was equipped with the advanced critical care facility of ICU-on wheels and other facilities, which were required to save his life," added the Airport director.