Buchpora (Jammu and Kashmir): The presence of mind and prompt action by a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan saved the life of a Kashmiri election officer when he suffered a heart attack while on poll duty on Thursday.
Presiding Officer (PO) Ahsaan ul Haq was deployed at booth number 13 here. He suffered a heart attack at 9 pm. The CRPF personnel Surinder Kumar, who was deployed at the same booth, wasted no time in seeking the assistance of the doctor, Suneem, of his unit.
On the instructions of Suneem over the phone, Kumar gave Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and other revival aids to Haq for almost 50 minutes until the arrival of the ambulance. He also performed 30 compressions and three mouth-to-mouth respirations as instructed by the doctor.
Due to Kumar’s prompt actions and concerted efforts, the life of the PO was saved.
Similarly, CRPF soldiers helped a woman, 83, to vote in Jammu. CRPF women personnel helped the elderly lady to enter the polling booth. Gandhinagar, “Dheer Dheere aaiye,” the soldier added.