Written by on January 6, 2022

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, has denied claims made on social media that there were no paramedics on ground to attend to an air passenger who collapsed while boarding air peace from Abuja to Lagos.

The head of corporate affairs, FAAN, Henrietta Yakubu in a statement said one of the Authority’s officials immediately performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation to revive the air traveller before the arrival of the medical team, which administered first aid treatment and subsequently evacuated the passenger to the Airforce Base clinic.

FAAN said it is unfortunate that instead of helping the collapsed passenger some were busy recording the event to post on their social media accounts and later painted the Authority in a bad light while others looked on.

It urged Nigerians to desist from such acts and be more proactive in resolving emergencies especially when human life is at stake that

FAAN also appealed to air passengers to respect the privacy of any distressed person within its facilities and complained that a Port Health officer on duty was intimidated and hindered from assisting the sick passenger by air passengers last month.

Editor: Paul Akhagbemhe

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