Doctor from Narayana Health City Saves Life at Bengaluru Polling Station

Doctor from Narayana Health City Saves Life at Bengaluru Polling Station

Bengaluru, 29th April 2024 – In a remarkable blend of medical expertise and swift action, Dr. Ganesh Srinivasa Prasad, a Nephrologist at Narayana Health City, Bommasandra, emerged as a ‘life saver’ when he saved the life of a woman who suffered a cardiac arrest while waiting to vote.

Dr. Ganesh Srinivasa Prasad

The incident unfolded at Jumbo Savari Dinne in JP Nagar 8th Phase, as voters gathered to exercise their democratic rights. Dr. Prasad, patiently waiting his turn to vote, witnessed a woman in her fifties collapse while attempting to drink water from a can near the queue of voters around 9 am.

Reacting instantly, Dr. Prasad and another individual in the queue sprang into action, catching the woman before she hit the ground.

Dr. Prasad recounted the critical moment: “I checked her pulse and found it was very low. There was an uprolling of eyes. Her body did not show any response and she was gasping for breath. I immediately performed CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) and her condition improved.”

The quick and effective administration of CPR proved instrumental in stabilizing the woman’s condition until further medical assistance could be arranged. Those on election duty promptly provided her with juice, while an ambulance was summoned, arriving within a mere five minutes.

The woman was swiftly transported to the hospital, where she received the necessary medical attention.

Reflecting on the incident, Dr. Prasad emphasized the importance of timely intervention, stating, “We might have even lost her if there had been a delay. As a group, we are dedicated to taking care of our patients throughout their healthcare journey. I am thankful for the opportunity to have played a role in saving the patient’s life through prompt and effective first aid. Our commitment to delivering exceptional medical care extends beyond the hospital walls, and I am proud of our collective efforts in ensuring the well-being of those we serve.”

While the woman unfortunately missed the opportunity to cast her vote, her life was saved thanks to the dedication and expertise of Dr. Prasad of Narayana Health City.

This incident serves as a poignant reminder of the critical role that CPR plays in emergencies, underscoring the importance of widespread knowledge and accessibility to life-saving techniques.

Narayana Health City reaffirms its commitment to providing exceptional medical care and commends Dr. Prasad for his exemplary actions in the face of adversity.