When Dr. Lahal Abdulla, 24, boarded an Indigo airlines flight from Chennai to Ras Al Khaimah, he anticipated a relaxing time with his family after completing his medical studies and internship.

Little did he know that his first job as a doctor would arise while 35,000 feet in the air when he came to the aid of a woman experiencing a seizure on the flight to Ras Al Khaimah.

Recalling the incident, Dr. Lahal described his initial hesitation to volunteer due to his recent graduation, but his recent training in advanced life support proved valuable as he diagnosed and provided timely assistance to the passenger.

After ensuring the woman's safety and advising her family to seek a medical evaluation upon landing, Dr. Lahal was pleasantly surprised to receive a heartfelt note of gratitude from the flight crew.