A railway passenger who suffered a heart attack on the Mysore-Bangalore train recently got a new lease of life, thanks to the emergency medicare facility at the Mysore railway station.

The emergency medical centre was established in October 2011 where the Mysore division of South Western Railway tied up with Vikram Hospital for providing emergency medicare for passengers.

The facility is being used by railway employees as well.

According to a release, Surendra, an employee of State Bank of India, Bangalore, had come to visit his family in Mysore during the weekend. On his return, he developed chest discomfort and was sweating profusely.

Another passenger Narayan Raoimmediately contacted Vikram Hospital 24x7 Emergency Medical Care Centre, established at the Mysore station on Platform no. 1.

The medical care unit contacted Vikram Hospital in Mandya and an ambulance with 2 ICU nurses and clinical cardiologist Dr. Rahamatullah Sharief reached Mandya station before the train could reach there, and on its arrival shifted Mr. Surendra to the ambulance.

An ECG was done and the patient was administered treatment in the ambulance and shifted to hospital in Mandya.

Dr. Arun Srinivas, chief cardiologist at Vikram Hospital, said the patient was resuscitated and he underwent an emergency angiogram, angioplasty and drug eluting stent implantation, all of which was made possible due to the timely help of the fellow passenger, the emergency medical facility at the Mysore station and doctors in Mandya.

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