Doctors Revive Two-Year-Old Infant Who Stopped Breathing Mid-Air On Delhi-Bound Flight


Five doctors of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi, saved the life of a two-year-old toddler who stopped breathing mid-air onboard a Delhi-bound Vistara flight. In a post on X, formerly Twitter, AIIMS said the five doctors examined the child and gave her emergency medical treatment following a distress call.

The incident happened onboard Vistara Airline flight UK-814 on Sunday. The doctors were returning to Delhi from the Indian Society for Vascular and Interventional Radiology (ISVIR), Bengaluru.

After the flight landed in Nagpur due to medical emergency, the child was handed over to a pediatrician in a stable hemodynamic condition, AIIMS said.

“It was a 2 year old cyanotic female child who was operated outside for intracardiac repair , was unconscious and cyanosed,” AIIMS said in the post.

Sharing the details of the incident along with the images of the toddler and the five medics, AIIMS said the doctors found that her “pulse was absent, extremities were cold, and the child was not breathing with cyanosed lips and fingers”.

“Successfully IV canulla was placed , oropharyngeal airway was put and emergency response was initiated by whole team of residents on board – and the baby for brought to ROSC – return of circulation,” AIIMS tweeted.

“It was complicated by another cardiac arrest for which an AED was used. For 45 minutes, the baby was resuscitated and flight was routed to Nagpur. On reaching Nagpur, child was handed over in stable hemodynamic to the pediatrician,” the post further said.

Last week, a 52-year-old passenger fell ill onboard a Jabalpur-bound flight of Alliance Air. The flight, which took off from Delhi, made an emergency landing at the Jaipur airport.

Officials at the Jaipur airport said the male passenger’s blood pressure had started dipping and he was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment after the flight landed, PTI reported.

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