On Saturday, a passenger recognized as J Roy Chowdhury collapsed after complaining about chest pain at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Airport, was saved by two CISF staff.
The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel gave the ailing passenger cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), aiding him to regain senses.
The 53-year-old passenger scheduled to travel to Bagdogra in a GoAir flight collapsed near the security hold area around 11:30 am.
Assistant Inspector General, Public Relations Officer, CISF, Hemendra Singh said, “Sub Inspector Partha Bose rushed to the passenger and found him unconscious, his breathing was unstable. Mr. Bose gave cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to the passenger with the help of another colleague, following which the passenger regained his senses.”
Later, a medical team attended the passenger and assured his stability.
The CISF, a federal civil aviation security force has trained personnel in conducting CPR and similar medical procedures for helping travelers in emergencies.
CPR or cardiopulmonary resuscitation is a form of emergency lifesaver method performed to keep the heart beating after a cardiac arrest. According to the American Heart Association, immediate CPR doubles the chances of saving a life.