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Puttur: Beaten rice gets stuck in throat - child chokes to death


Daijiworld Media Network - Puttur (SP)

Puttur, Feb 13: Dhruv (18 months), son of Durgaprasad from Swarga - Soorambail here, choked to death at the residence of his grandmother at Chikkamagaluru on Monday February 12 morning. It is said that when having breakfast in the morning, beaten rice which the child swallowed, got stuck in its throat, as a result of which the child could not breathe.

Dhruv was the grandson of Vidwan Padmanabha Acharya, who has been training interested persons in playing violin here since the last two decades.

On Sunday the boy had gone to Chikkamagaluru where his maternal grandmother lives. After emergency arose during breakfast time on Tuesday, the child was rushed to a hospital in Chikkamagaluru for treatment, but the doctors could not save the child's life.

The mortal remains were then brought to Soorambail. Dhruv has left behind grandparents, parents, and an elder brother.

 

 


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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangaluru

    Wed, Feb 14 2018

    Heart breaking news indeed,shocking and unfortunate too

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  • irshvish, Onjimooled

    Wed, Feb 14 2018

    You could consider below techniques as per AHA (American Heart Association) First Aid Training.

    For SEVERE Choking (Signs: Difficulty in breathing, Coughing without sound)

    In case of Adults/Children:
    Stand firmly or kneel behind the person (depending on the height of the person).
    Make a fist with one hand & put the thumb side of your fist slightly above Belly button and well below breastbone.
    Grasp the fist with your other hand give quick upward thrust /push into the abdomen until the object is forced out and the person can breathe, cough, until he becomes unresponsive.

    For Pregnant Women/Large Adult.
    Above technique except position of hand on the chest and give Chest thrusts.

    For Infants:
    Hold Infant face down on your forearm & support the infants head and jaw with your hand.
    Give up to 5 back slaps with the heel of your other hand between the infants shoulder blades.
    If the object does not come out, turn the infant onto his back supporting the head. Give 5 Chest thrusts, using 2 fingers of your other hand to push on the chest (Center of the chest).
    Repeat these sets of back slaps & chest thrust until the infant can breathe, cough, cry or becomes unresponsive.

    Note: if the victim becomes unresponsive and stops breathing, immedietly start CPR (cardio pulmonary resuscitation). Also make sure to take the victim to hospital even after recovered from choking)

    If you notice someone with Mild Choking (Signs: Can talk or make sounds and cough loudly) you can ask the person to cough more so that object will come out.

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  • yashaswini sharan, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 13 2018

    Thanks Dr. Kamath for your valuable suggestion. As suggested by Mr. Sanjay our education system needs a drastic change. Training in First aid n life skills should be given to students from class 9 onwards. There are thousands of Asha Volunteers who could be given proper training in primary health centers.

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  • Naveen Frank, Sharjah

    Tue, Feb 13 2018

    Heart breaking news ! In emergencies, every minute counts. Basic First aid training can save lives. Emergencies need not happen in your homes but you can save someone else in time of need.

    Basic training like administering CPR to drowning victims or heart patients, handling chocking victims , accidental consumption of poison, snake bites, electrical shock victims, smoke inhalation due to fire , handling accident victims until paramedics arrive, are but a few areas that we need to familiarize ourselves in. You never know when tragedy strikes and you could be the savior !

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  • Arman, DUBAI

    Tue, Feb 13 2018

    Feeling chocked after reading the news...oh God save every child from every kind of tragic / Unexpected deaths... Aameen.

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  • roy pinto, mangalore

    Tue, Feb 13 2018

    What type of foods cause a choking risk?
    Some foods are easy for young children to choke on when swallowing because they are the
    same size and shape as a child’s airway. For example, peanuts may block the lower airway.
    A chunk of hot dog or a whole grape may completely block the upper airway. Avoid serving
    foods that are as wide around as a penny which is about the size of a young child’s throat.

    Foods likely to cause choking come in many shapes, sizes, and textures.

    Child care providers should not offer to children under 4 years of age foods that pose the
    highest risk for choking. These include foods that are round, tube-shaped, small, hard, thick
    and sticky, smooth, slippery, or easily moulded to stick to the airway. Prevent choking by
    avoiding these foods or by changing their shape, size, and texture before offering them to
    children during meals and snacks. What are some common foods that may cause choking
    and should not be fed to young children under age 4?

    dear parents please take care for u children .

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  • Dr.S.Kamath, Mumbai

    Tue, Feb 13 2018

    Whenever some thing gets stuck into the throat of a Child just hold both the feet and make the child head down feet up .The food particles will easily come out of wind pipe or Larynx and gets expunged .Everyone should know this easy technique .After the food particles gone inside and choked , brain starved of Oxygen then its difficult for the Doctors to save life as the Golden Minutes is only first 4 or 5 minutes
    Any way My God give strength to the parents of lost child

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  • C v naik, Dak. Kannada

    Tue, Feb 13 2018

    Very Gud suggestion. In fact I saved my son like this only. My son swallowed plastic bag when he was 2 years child and throat choked. Immediately I did first aid. He had survived. Now he is 15.

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Tue, Feb 13 2018

    Instead of making students learn history again & again from first to tenth standard, govt should give basic training to students on CPR, emergency management, swimming etc etc which is useful in life.

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  • santhu birve, Mumbai/Udupi

    Tue, Feb 13 2018

    Thank you for the worth suggestion sir. May God give strength to parents. RIP.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 13 2018

    Dr. Kamath,
    Thanks for your Genuine Suggestion 😁😁😁

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