While doctors do save lives all the time in the course of their work, it’s not often that they have the opportunity to do so in such a dramatic fashion as Dr. CS Kumar did when he Saved a Toddler from a Fiery Death
Toddler spared fiery death
BY WONG PEK MEI AND IVAN LOH
PETALING JAYA: With only seconds to spare, he pulled the motionless toddler out of a flaming wreckage only to see her turning blue from a lack of oxygen.
Fortunately, a few seconds was all Dr C.S. Kumar needed.
“The baby girl, who looked like she was 14 months old, was not breathing,” said the Universiti Malaya Medical Centre orthopaedic trauma unit head.
“She was like a lifeless, blue doll. I put my ears onto her chest and heard her heart beating.”
Dr Kumar quickly carried her to the middle of a highway to resuscitate her, using mouth-to-mouth and mouth-to-nose resuscitation.
“Looking down at her, I kept thinking ‘please God, do not do this to me’.
“Fortunately, one-and-a-half minutes later, she began to cry,” said the 41-year-old.
On a related note, how many of you are prepared for this sort of emergency should you encounter one? Do you have a fire extinguisher in your car? Are you trained in CPR?
Be prepared! Who knows you could save a life.