KOLKATA: Limited to Delhi Air India flight from Dubai make one emergency landing at Kolkata airport on Wednesday night after a 50-year-old pilot fell ill during the flight and needed urgent medical attention.
Kuldeep Singh Roy, complained of shortness of breath and his skin starting to turn blue due to low oxygen in his blood. The flight landed at Kolkata airport at 16:50 and after a preliminary diagnosis by the airport doctor, he was taken to the Charnock hospital, closest to the airport by ambulance, where he was hospitalized and is being treated. treat.
“The patient was immediately started on high-flow oxygen and central antihypertensive drugs. Urgent investigations such as ECG, ECHO, thoracic HRCT, ABG were performed.” a senior hospital official said.
The official added that he is being treated by a pulmonologist, who has started treatment corresponding to the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism accompanied by pulmonary edema shock.
“His condition continues to be critical and he is in the ICU,” the official said, adding that his relatives in Delhi have been contacted by phone and have been informed of his condition. .
Meanwhile, the flight with 159 passengers was at Kolkata airport for about two hours before flying to Delhi at around 6:50pm.