Indian doc emerges a hero

An Indian-American orthopaedic surgeon,who participated the ill-fated Boston Marathon,emerged as a “hero” by providing first aid to victims

Written by Press Trust Of India | Boston | Published: April 19, 2013 1:17 am

An Indian-American orthopaedic surgeon,who participated the ill-fated Boston Marathon,emerged as a “hero” by providing first aid to victims after the twin bombings ripped through a cheering crowd,killed three and injured over 180.

Dr Vivek Shah,who works at New England Baptist Hospital,was about to cross the finish line when heard a loud boom,but wasn’t sure what had happened. So he continued toward the finish line. Then came the second blast.

“People with traumatic amputations,one leg,both legs… I’ve never seen that quantity of injury in one place… I just tried to see if anyone needed any emergency care,if anyone was bleeding out or needed any help. We put on some makeshift tourniquets.”

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