Footballer Venkatesh dies of cardiac arrest on pitch

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  1. Blackwater

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    BANGALORE: In a shocking incident that again brought to light the poor medical facilities provided for local football tournaments, a 27-year-old player died on Wednesday after he collapsed at the Bangalore Football Stadium during a league match.

    Venkatesh, a midfielder for A-division side Bangalore Mars, came in as substitute in the 73rd minute before collapsing in the dying minutes of the match. The Bangalore District Football Association, which annually organises the Super, 'A', 'B' and 'C' divisions, allegedly did not have a doctor present on the field.:lol::lol: A physio and players rushed in and tried standard medical procedures on Venkatesh, who by now was having fits, teammate Janardhan said.

    Then came the crunch - no ambulance. :sad::sad::tsk::tsk:Though some BDFA members denied the allegation, team manager Shiva, who is also a BDFA member, said there was a tempo on standby at the eastern wing of the stadium. "The only reason we couldn't get it out in time was that there were many two wheelers parked around it," he said.

    Players and officials carried Venkatesh in their arms off the field, hired an auto rickshaw and rushed him to Hosmat Hospital, where he was declared brought dead. "There was no pulse or respiration. We gave him CPR and defibrillator shocks, but it was too late," Hosmat vice-president Dr Ajith Benedict Royan said.

    Preliminary post-mortem reports agreed with Dr Royan's suggestion that Venkatesh died of cardiac arrest. "There were no external injuries. This is also known as Sudden Death Syndrome, which is common among footballers. Maybe if he had been given oxygen or proper medical care at the time of the incident, he could have stood a chance," Dr Royan added.

    Venkatesh has represented Karnataka at the junior and sub-junior levels and has been with Mars for the last five years. His father Dhanraj works as a fitter at 515 Army Base Workshop and his mother Sushila is a housewife. He has a younger sister doing her SSLC.

    Meanwhile, violence erupted at the stadium after friends and kin of Venkatesh disrupted the Super Division match between ASC and ADE, throwing chairs onto the field demanding action. They are also planning to file a case against the BDFA.

    BDFA chairman MP Swamy, on being contacted, said, "I don't know what exactly happened but we'll look into it." The Karnataka State Football Association has announced Rs 1 lakh as compensation.

    Shantinagar MLA NA Haris also announced the same amount as compensation, but warned the KSFA that if proper medical facilities are not provided in future, he will ensure that such tournaments are banned.

    Footballer Venkatesh dies of cardiac arrest on pitch - The Times of India
     
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  3. hit&run

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    The national success rate of CPR is highest in Melbourne Cricket Stadium Australia followed by other stadiums. It is higher than ambulances and all the hospitals dealing with emergencies. The time when senior first aid provider (a non medico) jumps near the person suffering from cardio-respiratory arrest is from 2-5 minutes which is faster than national ambulance (paramedics) which is 10-18 minutes.

    Its a shame that no one even in the crowd was aware of how to give first aid/CPR to him. Like I was talking about skilled work force yesterday in another thread one of the mandatory training provided to employees which is part of OHST should be senior first aid. Many lives can be saved or at least long term complication can be avoided (like permanent brain damage) if the luckiest one could see the hospital with advance life support systems.

    But we have our own myths that ''Jis ke aye hai usi anni he hai'' you can't do squat.
     
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    RIP to the footballer
     
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    Iam a footballer myself and it scares the shit out of me
     
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    dont play in india.u know the emergency medical system. if u get hurt no body will come to help. or hire private doctor with ambulance:lol::lol::lol:
     

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