Madurai, [23/07/2023] – A vibrant young student’s life was cut short tragically after he suffered a cardiac arrest following his participation in the Uthiram 2023 blood donation marathon in Madurai. The 20-year-old, identified as Dinesh Kumar from Kallakurichi, was pursuing a Bachelor of Engineering degree at a private college.
The marathon, which aimed to promote blood donation and health awareness, was flagged off by esteemed dignitaries, Health Minister Ma Subramanian and Commercial Taxes and Registration Minister P Moorthy. Dinesh, with zeal and enthusiasm, successfully completed the marathon in the early hours of Sunday morning.
However, shortly after crossing the finish line, Dinesh’s condition took a sudden turn for the worse. Friends accompanying him noticed signs of uneasiness, and he sought refuge in a nearby restroom. Concerned about his well-being, they quickly realized he was experiencing an epileptic episode and rushed him to Rajaji Government Hospital for immediate medical attention.
Upon arrival at the emergency ward at approximately 8:45 am, medical professionals promptly initiated artificial respiration and provided life support treatment to stabilize his condition. Despite their best efforts, Dinesh suffered a cardiac arrest at approximately 10:10 am. Medical staff worked tirelessly to revive him, but, unfortunately, he succumbed to the unforeseen medical emergency at 10:45 am.
The news of the young student’s untimely demise has shocked the community, prompting authorities to conduct a thorough investigation. A police complaint has been registered, and the body will undergo a post-mortem examination to ascertain the precise cause of death.
Dinesh Kumar’s tragic passing has left his family, friends, and college community grief-stricken, as they remember him as a spirited and ambitious young individual with a promising future ahead. The authorities are closely examining the events leading to his untimely death to ensure such incidents are prevented in future events.
As the news of this unfortunate incident spreads, the community mourns the loss of a young life and comes together to offer their heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.