Swift action from a Dubai police sergeant saved the life of an airline passenger who suffered an epileptic seizure while travelling through Dubai International Airport.
The 44-year-old was going through a security at Terminal 2 when he collapsed to the floor and started convulsing before he choked on his tongue.
Sergeant Mohammad Khalid Mohammad, who works for the General Department of Airport Security at Dubai Police, provided the man with emergency first aid.
“Sgt Mohammad, who is trained to administer first aid in such cases, firmly pushed the angle of the jaw forward to assist the man with breathing and performed CPR to help him regain consciousness," a spokesman for Dubai Police said.
"He then waited for the ambulance and medical team to arrive to ensure the man's safety."
Emergency services rushed the passenger to Rashid Hospital in the city for further treatment. He is expected to make a full recovery.
Meanwhile, the officer was honoured for his swift response by Brigadier Mohammed Al Mazroui, deputy director of airport security at Dubai Police.
"We believe that the medical training of our staff is as necessary as the security training," Brigadier Al Mazroui said.