Hospital employee saves life of taxi driver

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Manmeet Singh Gill

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, May 31

A little presence of mind and a little knowledge of the cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) technique helped a marketing employee with a private hospital save the life of a taxi driver.

A taxi driver, Rajbir Singh, had collapsed on the steering wheel of his car while it was parked near the Gumtala bypass.

As a crowd gathered around the taxi sensing some trouble, a passerby, Ravi Parkash, a marketing manager with a leading private hospital, too, halted due to curiosity.

However, Ravi did not remain a passive bystander and used his knowledge to revive the taxi driver.

Ravi said, “After I inquired from the police patrol team standing nearby, I was able to figure out that the driver had suffered a cardiac arrest.” Ravi said he asked for help from other people and immediately started cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the driver.

He said he had learnt the technique during an in-house training session at the hospital. “After imparting CPR continuously for 10 minutes, the patient revived and was rushed to a nearby private hospital,” said Ravi.

Dr Pinak Moudgil of the hospital where Ravi works said, “The CPR is an emergency procedure which can be learnt by all citizens and in times of such emergencies, it can save a lot of precious lives”.

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