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UN: Rus. Health Minister discusses saving woman's life aboard a plane01:18

UN: Rus. Health Minister discusses saving woman's life aboard a plane

United Nations, New York City
September 21, 2016 at 20:02 GMT -00:00 · Published

Russian Minister of Health Veronika Skvortsova retold a story to journalists of how she helped a woman who suffered a stroke on board a plane travelling from Saint Petersburg to New York, speaking from the UN headquarters in New York, Tuesday.

Skvortsova explained that she saw, “an unconscious 47 year old woman showing signs of brain damage, also with a focal neurological component.” She explained, “This would usually be identified as a stroke.”

Resuscitating the woman on board the plane, Skvortsova said, “While we were in the sky, we got in touch with Saint Petersburg, we were already above Estonia, but we returned back and landed in Saint Petersburg, where the ambulance was already waiting for us. We managed to bring her to the hospital quite quickly and now the situation is under control."

Following the incident, Skvortsova finally arrived in New York, in order to participate in the UN General Assembly currently taking place in the city.

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Russian Minister of Health Veronika Skvortsova retold a story to journalists of how she helped a woman who suffered a stroke on board a plane travelling from Saint Petersburg to New York, speaking from the UN headquarters in New York, Tuesday.

Skvortsova explained that she saw, “an unconscious 47 year old woman showing signs of brain damage, also with a focal neurological component.” She explained, “This would usually be identified as a stroke.”

Resuscitating the woman on board the plane, Skvortsova said, “While we were in the sky, we got in touch with Saint Petersburg, we were already above Estonia, but we returned back and landed in Saint Petersburg, where the ambulance was already waiting for us. We managed to bring her to the hospital quite quickly and now the situation is under control."

Following the incident, Skvortsova finally arrived in New York, in order to participate in the UN General Assembly currently taking place in the city.

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