When Dr Khurshid Guru heard there was a child suffering an asthma attack aboard his transatlantic flight last week, he knew what to do. Armed only with a plastic water bottle, a cup, some tape and an oxygen tank, the doctor created a makeshift inhaler that finally saved the life of the toddler.
Khurshid Guru, who is the Director of Robotic Surgery at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in New York, is no stranger to innovative gadgets.
During the flight, the 2-year old toddler suffered an asthma attack and needed his medication. However, his parents had accidentally packed them in the checked-in luggage.
Faced with an emergency thousands of feet in the air aboard an Air Canada flight from Spain to the US, Dr Guru’s skills of innovation helped save the child’s life mid-air.
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