A two-year-old girl was fighting for her life yesterday after
suffering a severe lung infection en route from New Delhi to
When the toddler collapsed mid flight on Saturday, airline
authorities alerted Pudong International Airport and an emergency
medical team was quickly dispatched.
When the plane landed, the girl and her parents were rushed to
The girl is identified as Grover Gurkirit. Both her parents are
Indian, and she is a Canadian national.
The toddler, crouching in her parents' arm, was suffering a high
fever and showing the whites of her eyes when she was examined by
"The medical crew said she must be sent to hospital immediately
after the examination," said Liu Yunye, an airport immigration
Xia Lin, an official with Shanghai Children's Medical Center,
said yesterday the girl had been treated in the intensive care unit
since Saturday and her condition was not improving.
"After a full examination, doctors believe she might be
suffering from a certain blood disease," she said.
(Shanghai Daily February 18, 2008)