The Emergency Response Unit of the American University of Nigeria (AUN), last Tuesday, saved the life of a student (names withheld), who collapsed in the class during lectures.
The incident, which took place at Classroom 16 at about 1.50 pm, threw students, staff and faculty into confusion.
Swarms of security guards rushed into the Robert Pastor Library’s lobby to save the student’s life.
But the situation changed when the Emergency Response Unit of the university came in with an ambulance and took the victim to the clinic.
A witness told CMD correspondent the student reported normal for class but just as lecture was underway, she fell and gasped for breath.
“She was screaming and gasping for breath,” the witness said, adding, “we were all terrified because we thought she was going to die.”
“Students scampered to save her life but the medic team soon arrived and resuscitated her before transporting her to the clinic.”
After she was admitted and placed under observation, our correspondent visited the clinic and sought to speak with her.
She, however, sought permission from the nurse to speak but was not allowed on grounds that she yet to recover fully.
Our correspondent, however, found she was responding to treatment and granted permission for her picture to be taken.
Phillip Eappen, the official in charge of the clinic said the patient had an asthma attack.
“It is important to recognize and treat even mild symptoms of asthma to help you prevent severe episodes and keep asthma under control,” he said.
“We are doing everything we can to help stabilize her and we are hoping that she will be able to return to class soon.”