Colombo-Dubai flight lands in Mumbai after Sri Lankan passenger falls ill

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Mumbai: An international Colombo-Dubai flight had to be diverted to Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) on Tuesday and made an emergency landing due to a medical emergency onboard the plane when a Sri Lankan passenger fell ill, Indian media reported.

A 35-year-old Sri Lankan female, Uwaisa Mohideen Pichchai Abdul Raseedu, who was traveling from Colombo to Madina via Dubai on the Fly Dubai FZ551 flight, fell unconscious forcing the flight to be diverted to CSIA and landed in Mumbai at 10.50 a.m. local time.

The MIAL medical team rushed to the spot and attended to the passenger, giving her emergency medical aid. The doctors on duty said that the patient was suffering from convulsions and needed immediate medical care. Raseedu was then shifted to Seven Hills Hospital in Mumbai for further treatment where she was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit.