We were on an air flight to London when we heard an announcement over the airplane paging for any doctor who is on board to come forth and render help as there was a patient in need. Lorraine and I have both heard of incidents like this happening to some of our colleagues but never did we imagine ourselves to be caught in such a situation.
Immediately, I stopped the film that I was halfway into and stepped forth to meet up with one of the air stewardess. She took a photo of my practicing licence and proceeded to bring us to the patient in need. We were led by the air stewardess to the back of the plane and ascended the stairs. Finally, we met the patient and thankfully, he was already tended to by another doctor who had arrived earlier.
Thereafter when we touched down, we were glad to know from the air stewardess that the patient 'symptoms have improved and will be further tended to by the medical team at the London.
It was a warm feeling to know that like minded individuals are around to offer a helping hand when there is a person in need. Step up and use what we have learnt to better the community! All of us can play a part!