The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) said a passenger about to board an Air Peace flight from Abuja was given emergency resuscitation after he collapsed.
According to FAAN, the passenger was resuscitated following the quick intervention of a FAAN officer, Mr. Ajani who performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the passenger before the arrival of the medical team.
FAAN in a statement signed by Mrs Henrietta Yakubu explained:” We will like to use this opportunity to appreciate feedbacks we are getting to drive and improve our processes. We appeal to stakeholders to always be orderly and proactive in the face of emergency situations as, on that day, a Port Health officer on duty was intimidated and hindered from assisting the sick passenger. Interference, threats and agitations only undermine the focus on saving lives, and further slowing the emergency response process.”
“Additionally, we also do appeal that please, the privacy of any distressed person(s) in our facilities be always respected by desisting from just merely watching, and recording such persons for public broadcast. To succeed in resolving emergencies, we do need more hands-on-deck, than on phone.”