Fri, 2018-08-31 14:42
JEDDAH: Medical teams at King Abdul Aziz International Airport saved the lives of two pilgrims who fell seriously ill on Wednesday as they prepared to return to their home countries after performing Hajj.
An Indonesian man who has suffered respiratory and cardiac arrest was in a coma when he arrived at the airports Health Monitoring Center. The medical team there took him to an emergency room where he was resuscitated and his pulse restored within six minutes.
The second patient was a Chinese pilgrim brought to the center complaining of breathing difficulties before also suffering respiratory and cardiac arrest. Medics managed to resuscitate him and restore his pulse within four minutes. Both patients had tubes inserted to assist breathing and they were transferred to King Abdullah Medical Complex
The center, which has qualified staff trained to deal with all kinds of medical emergencies, has dealt with four life-threatening cases in the past three days alone.