'Great gesture': Indian PM lauds minister Bhagwat Karad for helping co-passenger mid-flight

WION Web Team
New Delhi, India Published: Nov 17, 2021, 11:03 AM(IST)

MoS Finance Dr Bhagwat K. Karad, a doctor by profession, helping a fellow passenger during a flight. Photograph:( Twitter )

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This incident took place on IndiGo flight 6E171 from New Delhi to Mumbai. Approximately an hour after takeoff, one of the passengers, a patient of high blood pressure - identity unknown - complained of feelings of giddiness and uneasiness

In a much-lauded gesture, Indian minister Bhagwat K. Karad rushed to the aid of a co-passenger who took sick during a flight on Monday.

This incident took place on IndiGo flight 6E171 from New Delhi to Mumbai. Approximately an hour after takeoff, one of the passengers, a patient of high blood pressure - identity unknown - complained of feelings of giddiness and uneasiness.

Karad immediately went to help his co-passenger when the airline crew appealed for any doctor aboard for help.

Taking advantage of the aircraft's med-kit, Karad, a surgeon, administered an injection to the patient and nipped the potential medical emergency in the bud.

Later, the recovered passenger appreciated the gesture of the MoS, who is a senior BJP leader from Aurangabad.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday praised the "great gesture" of the union minister of state for finance, who is a doctor by training.

Praising Karad's gesture the Indian PM tweeted "A doctor at heart, always! Great gesture by my colleague."

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The Indigo airline also offered its gratitude and sincere appreciation to the minister and said his voluntary support for helping out a fellow passenger is ever so inspiring.

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"Our heartfelt gratitude and sincere appreciation towards MoS for ministering to his duties non-stop! Your voluntary support for helping out a fellow passenger is ever so inspiring," the IndiGo airlines gratefully acknowledged the good doctor's help on Tuesday.

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Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, BJP Vice-President, and other party leaders also praised Dr Karad for his quick response to help a fellow air passenger, with social media adulation pouring in.

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