Sindh governor falls, sustains injury onboard Islamabad-bound flight

A fellow passenger, who turned out be doctor, gives first-aid to Imran Ismail


Saleh Mughal March 18, 2019
A fellow passenger, who tuned out be doctor, gives first-aid to Imran Ismail. PHOTO: FILE

RAWALPINDI: Sindh Governor Imran Ismail was given first-aid after he sustained minor injury on his forehead as he fainted and fell to the ground while onboard an Islamabad-bound flight from Karachi on Monday.

Governor Ismail, while going to washroom inside the plane, suddenly lost his balance and fell to the ground owing to health issues. Luckily, a fellow passenger, who turned out to be a physician, provided him first-aid and monitored his blood pressure and pulse.

The doctor expressed satisfaction over his health, but mentioned low blood pressure.

Sources privy to the incident told The Express Tribune that the airport security and Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) officials were apprised of the whole situation.

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A medical team of New Islamabad International Airport, headed by Dr Imtiaz, awaited the governor at the apron. However, Governor Ismail came out of the aircraft on his own and after a brief medical checkup, left for the Sindh House in the federal capital.

The CAA spokesperson confirmed the details of the whole episode, saying the ground staff was told about the governor’s condition and handled the situation professionally.

Last week, a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight, which was set to take off from Islamabad airport, was delayed after a female passenger’s health suddenly took a turn for the worse.

She was then off-loaded at the New Islamabad International Airport, where she was shifted to a trauma center. The pilot informed the control room and then proceeded for take-off after a 90-minute delay.

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