The quick action of a Dubai Police sergeant has saved the life of an African passenger who suffered an epileptic seizure while travelling thought Dubai International Airport.
As he was going through the security check at Terminal 2, the 44-year-old passenger collapsed to the floor and started convulsing before he choked on his tongue. Fortunately, Sergeant Mohammad Khalid Mohammad, who works for the General Department of Airport Security at Dubai Police, jumped for help and provided the traveller with necessary aid.
Sgt Mohammad, who is trained to administer first-aid in such cases, firmly pushed the angle of the jaw forward to assist the man with breathing, performed CPR to help him regain consciousness, and waited for the ambulance and medical team to arrive to ensure the man's safety.
The hero sergeant was honoured for his swift aid and humanitarian action by Brigadier Mohammed Ahmed Bin Dylan Al Mazroui, Deputy Director of the General Department of Airport Security at Dubai Police.
Brigadier Al Mazroui reaffirmed the professionalism of Airport Security personnel who are highly qualified to deal with any emergency case that may encounter travellers through Dubai Airports.
"We believe that the medical training of our staff to be on standby and attend to such cases skilfully and without hesitation is as necessary as the security training," he said.
The passenger was rushed to Rashid Hospital to receive further treatment before and ensure his full recovery.
Source: Dubai Police