Indian treated after mid-air heart attack

Timely intervention by Pakistani officials helped save the life of an elderly Indian man after he suffered heart attack on board, national Express Tribune reported here.

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Published: Mon 22 Jul 2013, 11:47 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 3:49 PM

Vasant Bondale, 76, his wife and brother in-law, were allowed to land in Karachi without a visa and received emergency medical treatment at a Karachi hospital last month.

The elderly Indian man was returning to Mumbai from a Scandinavian tour via Istanbul aboard a Turkish Airline when he suffered a heart attack in mid-air.

Pilots of Turkish Airline flight TK 720 asked the ATC tower in Karachi for an emergency landing and their request was accepted by the Karachi Airport authorities.

Bondale, a resident of Thane city in Maharashtra state, accompanied by his wife, Nalini and her brother, Vijay Phadnis landed at Karachi airport.

An ambulance was ready at the Jinnah Airport for Bondale and he was rushed to the Aga Khan Hospital.

When Bondale’s condition improved he and his family members flew back to India. All of them were full of praise for Pakistani authorities in their cooperation.

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