Heroic doctor and nurse save panic attack passenger on Japan-Thailand flight

A quick-thinking doctor and nurse became heroes on a Japan to Thailand flight after they promptly administered aid to an anxious passenger suffering from a panic attack.

Thai singer and actor Siwat “Tah” Sirichai shared the heartwarming story of two medical workers who went above and beyond the call of duty to save a passenger suffering from a panic attack during a flight.

The 29 year old star posted a picture of the cabin crew and two medical workers helping the panicky passenger on Facebook with the story. He said he sat behind the fidgety traveller and witnessed every moment, admitting he felt anxious and scared at the same time.

According to Tah, the incident occurred on a flight back from Japan, where the restless passenger lost consciousness due to a combination of panic disorder and a congenital disease. The passenger’s relative called the flight attendant because his condition got worse.

The flight attendants made an announcement over the speaker asking for any medical professionals on board to come forward.

After the announcement ended, a male doctor stood up from his seat in the middle of the plane and showed his medical identification card to the man’s relative. A female passenger also got up and presented herself as a nurse.

After assessing the situation, they asked for medicine and tools available on the plane. They talked to each other for a while. Then, the nurse prepared the medicine, and the doctor administered an injection to the patient, who quickly began to recover.

The doctor then took the time to explain to the relatives what medicine the patient had been given and what steps to take next.

Tah did not mention the airline, but it was believed to be AirAsia as the cabin crew wore a red uniform.

Tah said…

“I witnessed every moment because I sit behind the patient. I felt anxious, scared, and pressured at the same time. I also felt the warmth in my heart. I realised that people were born to be together. We are important to each other. The moment when the doctor and nurse stood up to help was so cool.”

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Petpailin, or Petch, is a Thai translator and writer for The Thaiger focusing on Thai news and what's happening in Thailand. She is a news writer who stops reading news on the weekends to spend more time cafe hopping and petting dwarf shrimp.