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Delhi-Bengaluru flight makes emergency landing in Indore to take baby to hospital


An Indigo flight bound for Bangalore from Delhi made an emergency landing at Indore airport on Wednesday night after a sick child’s condition worsened. However, he could not be saved and was pronounced dead in a private hospital, the Airport Authority of India (AAI) and the hospital administration said.

“A message was received at 5.35pm that an Indigo-6E-2248 flight from Delhi to Bengaluru was diverted to Indore due to a medical emergency. The flight landed in Indore at 5:55 p.m. An ambulance immediately took the patient, a boy identified as Dev Jaiswal, and his parents Durgesh Jaiswal and Anu Jaiswal to Bhatia Hospital along with paramedical staff from Shelby Hospital. Due to his critical condition, he was referred to the Sri Aurobindo Institute of Medical Sciences (SAIMS) hospital. The patient and his family were from Gorakhpur, ”said Indore Airport Director Arayama Sanyal,

SAIMS pediatric department chief Indore Dr. Gunjan Kela said the baby died en route.

“The 7-month-old boy suffered from hydrocephalus. The parents were taking the boy to an institute in Bengaluru for treatment due to some emergency when the boy started panting and then there was an emergency landing from the flight to receive treatment here. However, the boy passed away on the way to the hospital, ”Dr. Kela said.

According to doctors, hydrocephalus is a condition that causes the accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the brain.

The flight took off for Bangalore after the boy was transferred from the airport to the hospital.

(With input from Neha Jain in Indore)

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