Former MP Skride saves life of passenger on flight to Boston

  • 2022-12-02
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - On a flight from Amsterdam to Boston, Latvian cardiologist Andris Skride (For Development) provided medical assistance and saved the life of one of the passengers of this flight, the association "Supporting the memory of Maestro Janis Dumins" informed LETA.

On November 30, Skride departed for Boston on a Delta Airlines flight to participate in an international medical and scientific conference being held there.

As he himself said on social networks, while he was over the Atlantic Ocean, he had noticed a commotion on the flight, followed by a question on the loudspeaker about whether there was a doctor on the plane.

"As usual, I have an oximeter, a pressure measuring device, and even a small selection of medications with me - I must say that the airline also had this and that. The passenger was given medical attention and is happy, and the airline was grateful," said Skride.

Skride is a Latvian doctor and politician, and served as an MP in the 13th Saeima.