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Army doctor saves poll officer's life after cardiac arrest in J&K booth

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

An doctor has saved the life of a polling officer, who suffered a during the first phase of the election at a high-altitude polling station in and Kashmir's district, officials said on Friday.

Mohamad Riyaz, 44, who was posted at polling station number 126 at a government higher secondary school at Samote, suddenly collapsed and became unconscious on Thursday. He was brought to the medical inspection room of the unit in Samote in an by locals, the officials said.

A immediately rushed and carried out primary assessment of the patient. The doctor started resuscitative measures for around 10 minutes, after which the patient regained consciousness, the officials said.

After regaining consciousness, the was instantly administered with life-saving cardiac drugs and oxygen. Riyaz's condition improved and his vitals stabilised, following which he was referred to the district hospital.

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First Published: Fri, April 12 2019. 21:00 IST