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Super doctor builds makeshift medical device in plane to save life of 2-year-old boy

11:24 AM | 29 Sep, 2015
Super doctor builds makeshift medical device in plane to save life of 2-year-old boy
NEW YORK (Web Desk) - Dr Khurshid Guru, director of robotic surgery at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in upstate New York, saved the life of a 2-year-old boy suffering from severe asthma attack tens of thousands of feet in the air aboard an Air Canada flight from Spain to the US.

As Dr Guru is no stranger to innovative gadgets, the quick-thinking physician came to the rescue armed only with a plastic water bottle, a cup, some tape and an oxygen tank to save the child.

The parents of the boy, a 2-year-old, told Guru they had accidentally packed their son's asthma medication in their luggage, reported Mail Online.

An oxygen meter showed that the toddler's oxygen level was alarmingly low and his condition appeared to be deteriorating.

That is when the doctor built a makeshift nebulizer with the help of an oxygen tank, a plastic water bottle and a length of electrical tape.

By the time the plane landed, the 2-year-old was playing with his mother as if nothing happened.


Nudrrat Khawaja is a journalist and a member of the staff.


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 17 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 17, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293.15 for buying and 296.1 for selling while British Pound stands at 344.25 for buying, and 347.6 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 17 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293.15 296.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 344.25 347.6
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.26 911.26
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.24 58.84
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.75 166.75
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.37 77.07
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76


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