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Union Minister Bhagwat Karad Attends To Medical Emergency On Flight

Union Minister Bhagwat Karad, a pediatrician by qualification, on Tuesday helped a co-passenger who was feeling uneasy on a Delhi-Mumbai IndiGo flight.

According to a release from the office of the Union minister of state for finance, the passenger complained of giddiness mid-air due to a blood pressure issue and the former reached out and provided first aid.

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Dr Karad helped stabilise the passenger after he fell down, it added.

A news agency shared photographs showing the man stretched out across a row of seats as Union Minister Bhagwat Karad helped him.

“Patient was sweating profusely & had low BP. I removed his clothes, raised his legs, rubbed his chest and gave glucose. He felt better after 30 minutes,” Union Minister Bhagwat Karad told the agency.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised the “great gesture” of Union minister Bhagwat Karad. “A doctor at heart, always! Great gesture by my colleague,” PM Modi tweeted.

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