IIT Kanpur pupil utilizes his engineering knowledge to save 30-year-old’s life on flight

As per latest reports, a pupil of Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur has stated that he could become the saver of a 30-year-old Dutch man’s life onboard a flight by making use of his basic engineering expertise.

Karttikeya Mangalam, the last year electrical engineering student, has penned down his experience in IIT-Kanpur’s internal magazine.

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The article named ‘Even engineers can save lives’ got tweeted by IIT-Kanpur on May 7. After that, the article has been retweeted more than 1,000 times.

The undergraduate pupil was going to the national capital from Geneva in the month of February 2018, when a male sitting two rows after him required medical help.

Mangalam stated that Thomas, the traveler, had Type 1 diabetes and forgotten his insulin pump at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport in the safety verification.

It had been over 5 hours since Thomas previous insulin dosage and his blood sugar level had arrived at risky levels.

The man was holding insulin cartridges, however, he did not encompass the machine required for inserting it within his human body.

A medical doctor on the similar journey, also a diabetes sufferer, had several injecting tools handy however Thomas’ insulin cartridges were thinner as compared to the insulin pen’s width.

The physician stated that the Thomas required urgent assistance or he would confront the risk of numerous organ malfunctions or enter into coma.

The crew declared that the airplane would be making an emergency landing in the Afghanistan-Kazakhstan area as Thomas turned unconscious and foam coming out of his mouth.

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Mangalam assisted him and inquired the air hostess to provide him wi-fi and utilized it to hunt for an engineering drawing style figure of an insulin pen and comprehended that the physician’s pen was missing a spring.

Mangalam wrote, “I instructed the air hostess to ask the passengers for ballpoint pens, which usually have a spring in them. I reassembled the pen and gave it to the doctor who then adjusted the dose, changed the needle and injected the proper dosage of Thomas’ insulin.”

The sugar level of Thomas’ stabilized in just 15 minutes and he got shifted to Gurgaon based Medanta where he received further assistance.

by Vijay Singh | Sun, May 13 - 01:28 PM

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