FLYING DOCTORS: Medics on flight from Madrid to Buenas Aires save epileptic woman’s life

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A YOUNG woman on a Madrid (Spain) to Buenos Aires (Argentina) flight who went into an epileptic fit has four doctors from a Seville hospital to thank for her life. 

The Spanish woman went into convulsions on the Air Europa flight three hours from touchdown. 

Air crew put out a call to see if there was a doctor aboard – and in this case there were four, all of whom are residents at the Virgen de Valme Hospital. 

Colleagues, Santiago Gómez, Miguel Carreño, Mario López and Antonio Guzmán del Castillo answered the crew’s call and stepped forward to take control of the situation. 

The woman by this stage had stopped breathing, but they managed to revive her and stabilise her condition, keeping in close attendance for the remaining three hours of the flight. 

When they got off the plane, an ambulance was waiting for the patient to take her to the hospital and the doctors were applauded by the passengers and crew. 

 

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Dilip Kuner

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