4-month-old dies on plane while being breastfed

bKochi: A four-month-old baby died of asphyxiation in an aircraft while being breastfed, shortly before the flight was about to take off from the international airport around 9.30 am on Wednesday. The infant, Prithvin, was rushed to the hospital, but was declared brought dead.
Seetha Shibu, 33, was feeding the baby on board an Air India Express transit flight to Salalah in Oman when she noticed the child had became still. As the mother cried out for help, the captain aborted the takeoff and brought the aircraft back to the bay.
A doctor on the flight tried to resuscitate the baby, but failed as he wasn’t carrying any medical equipment.
The baby had to be taken to the Relief Hospital about 5 km from the Karippur International Airport as it did not have any emergency facility. The incident hasn’t shaken the airport authorities out of their slumber.


~ by anand213 on March 13, 2009.

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