The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN has appealed to the public to respect the privacy of any distressed person(s) at the airport by desisting from just merely watching, recording or broadcast anyone in distress which usually prevent emergency rescue teams from performing their duties.
This is coming on the heels of an Air peace bound passenger who collapsed at Abuja Airport but was immediately revived by FAAN Official who performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation before the arrival of the medical which administered first aid treatment and subsequently evacuated the passenger to the Airforce Base clinic.
A statement by FAAN General Manager Corporate Affairs, Henrietta Yakubu urges
stakeholders to always be orderly and proactive in the face of emergency situations as a Port Health officer on duty was intimidated and hindered from assisting the sick passenger. Interference, threats and agitations only undermine the focus on saving lives, and further slowing emergency response process.