The flight journey of a 11 month old baby girl with her mother in Gulf Air flight that was destined from Kochi to Manama, Bahrain had to be landed abruptly at the Abu Dhabi Airport. The baby Rishi Priya along with her mother Aswani Binoy was on their way to meet her father Mundakkal Binoy who works as an accountant in Bahrain and had been eagerly waiting for his child and wife to join him. The reason for the abrupt landing was because the child’s health had suddenly started deteriorating. According to the crew members, the child was already suffering from mild fever before the flight took off but once the flight had taken off the baby’s temperature suddenly rose and she started shivering badly. Following the emergency the flight had to be immediately landed at the Abu Dhabi airport where it was given priority to land first. The airport medical team was already waiting at the gate to receive the mother and baby. However all the rush went in vain as the baby had died before the landing itself. With all the extended help Mundakkal was immediately rushed to Abu Dhabi to his wife who herself had gone into a trauma. The couple was reported to fly back to Kochi by Wednesday to perform the last rites.
The death had not only traumatized the mother but had left everyone shocked. The medical officials have called out warnings for all passengers for health concern and proper precautions before boarding a flight. Any mild health issue should not be kept hidden from the officials for one’s own safety. Kiran Kidwai – International Desk, NMTV