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Delhi-bound Air India flight makes emergency landing at Kolkata airport | Kolkata News

Delhi-bound Air India flight makes emergency landing at Kolkata airport | Kolkata News


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KOLKATA: A Delhi-bound Air India flight from Sydney made an emergency landing at Kolkata airport on Wednesday evening after a 50-year-old flier fell sick during the journey and needed urgent medical attention.
Kuldeep Singh Roy, complained of shortness of breath and his skin had started turning blue owing to low oxygen level in the blood. The flight landed at Kolkata airport at 4.50pm and after preliminary diagnosis by the airport doctor, he was rushed to Charnock Hospital, nearest to the airport in an ambulance, where he was admitted and is undergoing treatment.
“The patient was immediately started on high flow oxygen and medicines to increase BP via the central line. Urgent investigations like ECG, ECHO, HRCT thorax, ABG were done.” said a senior official of the hospital.
The official added he is under the treatment of a pulmonologist who has started treatment accordingly with a working diagnosis of pulmonary embolism with shock pulmonary edema.
“His condition continues to remain critical and he is in ICU,” said the official, adding that his relatives in Delhi have been contacted over phone and have been apprised of his condition.
Meanwhile the flight with 159 passengers was at Kolkata airport for around two hours before it flew for Delhi around 6.50pm.

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