A New York Doctor Became Hero By Saving the Life of a Child on Plane

Dr. Khurshid Guru, director of Robotic Surgery at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, New York became hero when he saved the life of a 2 year old child in Air Canada flight.

Dr. Guru was travelling from Spain to USA in Air Canada flight on 18 September.  A 2 year old boy having asthma problem was crying, screaming and had great difficulty breathing. The parents of the kid accidentally placed his asthma pump in a luggage that they were unable to access.


Dr. Khurshid immediately handled the situation and checked that the oxygen level of boy was dropped dramatically to 87%. The normal oxygen level in children is between 95% to 100%.

The Dr. found there was an inhaler, but that was designed for adult and couldn’t be used for kids. So in order to supply oxygen to the kid, he decided to create a customized breathing room for the kid. He used an empty water bottle, a small plastic cup and an oxygen mask found on the plane and created a device similar to nebulizer. With the help of this device, Dr. Guru delivered oxygen and asthma medicines to the kid.


Image: Dr. Khurshid’s Twitter

After 30 minutes of treatment, the child was feeling better.  After this, Dr. Guru tweeted on his twitter profile he is happy to save the life of child. He also advised his parents to never forget such important medicines of the child.

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