Saturday, 16 October, 2021
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Biman pilot Nawshad’s condition remains ‘static’: hospital sources

The condition of Biman Bangladesh Airlines pilot Captain Nawshad Ataul Qayyum remained “static” as he is still in “coma” at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Kingsway Hospital in Nagpur, India during last two days.

“His condition is as same as yesterday…he is still in coma at the ICU”, said a high official of the health facility preferring not to be named.

When contacted, one of the senior officials of Biman Bangladesh Airlines, on condition of anonymity, said “his (pilot) condition as same as before”.

His condition is still serious and he is surviving with full ventilation support as he suffered brain hemorrhage and bleeding profusely, hospital sources told BSS on Sunday.

A high-powered medical team has been formed for treatment of the ailing pilot at the ICU.  The team includes Dr. Subhrajjit Dasgupta, Director Medical Services, Dr. Ranjan Barokar, critical care physician, and Dr. Virender Belekar, critical care physician.

Captain Nawshad was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital as he suffered a “massive” heart attack in mid-air on Friday.  

Initially, the pilot suffered cardiac arrest in flight and after that he was shifted to emergency department of the hospital with “unresponsive and unconscious” condition.

The Dhaka-bound Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight from Muscat BG 022 made an emergency landing at Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport in India’s state of Maharashtra on Friday morning when pilot Captain Nawshad Qayyum suffered cardiac arrest in mid-air.

The plane was near Raipur when it contacted Kolkata ATC for an emergency landing and was advised to land at the nearest airport, Nagpur. Immediately after landing, the sick pilot Captain Nawshad Qayyum was sent to Kingsway Hospital in Nagpur where he has been undergoing treatment.