Injury

When a seafarer in Tuticorin suffered a major heart attack, our chaplain rushed him to hospital for life-saving surgery, and kept in touch with the seafarer's family throughout his recovery.

When The Revd Simon Dharmaraj visited Felix Capule Junior’s ship, he found him in great pain and asking to be taken to hospital immediately. The chaplain urged the ship’s captain to let him seek medical assistance as soon as possible, later saying, “If we had delayed for several minutes he would have been dead.”

Local doctors quickly identified that Mr Capule had suffered a massive heart attack and sent him to the intensive care unit at the regional Sundaram Hospital, where he was treated by a heart specialist. 

For the next ten days the MtS supported Mr Capule through his recovery. Simon also regularly updated his worried family in the Philippines on his progress. Our staff visited daily and transported his crewmates to and from the hospital so that the seafarer did not feel alone.

Following his father’s return, Mr Capule’s return, his son contacted Simon to express his gratitude, saying: “On behalf of my family I would like to thank you for helping my dad during his time of need, we really do appreciate it.” When fully recovered, Mr Capule took up a teaching job at the Philippine Merchant Marine School and volunteered for a local maritime charity. 

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When a seafarer in Tuticorin suffered a major heart attack, our chaplain rushed him to hospital for life-saving surgery, and kept in touch with the seafarer’s family throughout his recovery.

 

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