17-yr-old among 10 die of heart attack at garba events in Gujarat

At least 10 people including a 17-year-old have died while performing Garba during Navratri celebrations in Gujarat in the last 24 hours

Gujarat: At least 10 people including a 17-year-old have died while performing Garba during Navratri celebrations in Gujarat in the last 24 hours.

Sharing details of the incident with news agency ANI, Dr Aayush Patel, MD Medicine, said, “A 17-year-old boy, Veer Shah, was playing Garba at the Garba ground in Kapadvanj when he complained of dizziness and became unresponsive. A team of volunteers at the scene immediately attended to him and performed a cardio-respiratory resuscitation. We monitored his vitals but found no pulse. There was no response and signs of respiration. He was given three cycles of Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). We shifted him to a hospital by ambulance. However, he was declared dead at the hospital.”

Over the first six days of Navratri, the 108 emergency ambulance services received 521 calls for heart-related issues and an additional 609 calls for breathlessness.

The state government issued an alert to all government hospitals and community health centers (CHCs) near Garba venues to stay alert.

The Garba organisers have also been asked to maintain special corridors for movement of ambulances in case of emergencies.

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