Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 6 December 2019

RAK gardener has life saved after his heart attack was caught on CCTV

Othman Mohammed suffered cardiac arrest as he worked outside RAK Police station

RAK Police, where Othman Mohammed has worked for the past 29 years, flew his family to the UAE to support him during his heart surgery. Courtesy RAK Police
RAK Police, where Othman Mohammed has worked for the past 29 years, flew his family to the UAE to support him during his heart surgery. Courtesy RAK Police

A gardener was given lifesaving surgery after he was seen suffering a heart attack on security cameras.

Othman Mohammed, from India, was working in the garden area outside a Ras Al Khaimah Police station when he had the attack.

On Sunday, police released the CCTV footage from the car park, showing Mr Mohammed sitting on the ground, gasping for breath and clutching his chest.

The video revealed that he was immediately taken to hospital, where doctors determined he needed urgent heart surgery.

Mr Mohammed, a former farmer, asked if he could travel to his home country to have the operation surrounded by his family.

But RAK Police paid for his family to be flown to the UAE so he could have his surgery there instead, and covered the cost of his treatment.

The successful surgery was carried out at Al Qassimi Hospital and lasted seven hours.

When he was discharged and taken home, he was visited by Maj Gen Ali Al Nuaimi, chief of RAK Police, who paid tribute to Mr Mohammed for all his years of service to the force.

“Thank God, the UAE brought my mother and father here and my surgery went well,” Mr Mohammed said.

Updated: November 18, 2019 02:49 AM

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