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GP Saves Pal's Life On Football Pitch

Friday December 13 2013

A QUICK-THINKING Barnsley doctor helped saved his friend's life - after he collapsed during a football match.

Dr Mehrban Ghani, who is based at White Rose Medical Practice, Cudworth, was playing football with his team in Sheffield when a player suddenly felt unwell and went into cardiac arrest on the pitch.

Tair Bashir, 42, of Rotherham, who had complained of chest pain during the match, was saved thanks to three fellow team-mates - all GPs.

Dr Ghani said: "A couple of other GP colleagues and I went to check over Tair and it was quickly clear that he was having a heart attack.

"His breathing had stopped so we performed CPR for about 20 minutes. We continued with it once the ambulance arrived when we used their equipment and were able gave him a couple of shocks, oxygen and some adrenaline."

Tair was taken to the nearest hospital in Sheffield where he received specialist treatment and is now recovering.

Dr Ghani, who is also the medical director at Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group, added: "Tair was extremely fortunate that there were people around him who knew how to carry out CPR.

"It's really important that everyone between 40 and 74 gets their free NHS Health Check at their GP practice."

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Reply Posted by Clare on Friday December 13 2013 at 14:34
Ghani is my G.P. The best one I've ever had!

Reply Posted by spandangled on Friday December 13 2013 at 14:48
Very well done for saving the guys life but really is this all that passess for news now a days...DOCTOR SAVES SOMEONES LIFE??? cmon really they were all docs medically trained id av worried if they hadn't stepped up!
All the same well done doc....and the other hundreds of docs that save lifes every day

Reply Posted by V on Friday December 13 2013 at 14:52
Dr Ghani, is my doctor as well.. always said a brilliant Doctor!

Reply Posted by really? on Friday December 13 2013 at 15:01
im surprised he even examined him and didnt just diagnose 'a virus' at a glance.

Reply Posted by Dan on Friday December 13 2013 at 15:10
You make me sick

Reply Posted by BOB on Friday December 13 2013 at 15:11
dan you need to see a doctor!!

Reply Posted by Complain... on Friday December 13 2013 at 15:22
How can people complain about this story?

Well done to DR Ghani.

Reply Posted by Margaret Hunter on Friday December 13 2013 at 15:53
Well done doc never mind negative comment .your the best doctor I see thankyou .

Reply Posted by lol on Friday December 13 2013 at 16:05
Great doctor....very unfortunate that he has Dr Harban's name above his head !!

Reply Posted by P on Friday December 13 2013 at 16:26

Reply Posted by Holly on Friday December 13 2013 at 16:56
Amazing doc! X

Reply Posted by Tarn lad on Friday December 13 2013 at 19:55
Well done to all involved!! I do my first aid every 3 years with working for NHS,and I have always said it should be a subject in school so everyone knew what to do??

Reply Posted by observer on Sunday December 15 2013 at 12:43
well done to the man. its not often we here of a job well done and appreciated these days. hope the guy recovers. you always going to get jokes and flippant remarks like this. its life. were a joky culture. what we seriously should be doing is educating everyone..i..e.. the kids in school firstly. on how to practice cpr.