Foreign Affairs Minister helps sick child aboard Amsterdam flight


Minister of Foreign and Caricom Affairs Dr Amery Browne, left sits in the cockpit of a plane with pilots.
Dr Browne helped in assisting a sick baby aboard a KLM flight from Port of Spain to Amsterdam on Sunday.


Minister of Foreign and Caricom Affairs Dr Amery Browne assisted a sick baby aboard a flight to Amsterdam on Sunday.

On Browne’s personal Facebook account he recalled the incident, when he treated the child after the captain of the plane made an announcement asking if any doctors were on board.

“I volunteered and it turns out that I was the only one. The airline had a well-stocked medical kit, and we were able to manage the situation successfully. I implemented a program of half hourly checks on the baby during the transatlantic flight, with reporting via the cockpit radio to a KLM specialist in Schiphol Airport,” Browne posted.

He said the baby was safe in Amsterdam, adding, “His mom is smiling and very pleased that a TT delegation was on board her flight.”

Browne, a doctor, served as director of the National Aids Coordinating Committee (NACC).

He was on his way to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Rwanda.

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