May 4, 2021 Mayor's Honorees
This week, the City Council proudly recognized the work Dr. Rahim Govani and Dr. Salima Thobani.
Dr. Govani and Dr. Thobani, along with their friend Dr. Nilesh Vora, answered a call for medical assistance on their flight returning from the Super Bowl, after being among 7,500 frontline healthcare workers honored by the National Football League. They worked tirelessly to diagnose and stabilize a fellow passenger who has having difficulty breathing and was exhibiting signs of severe distress. They urged the flight crew to make an emergency landing and are credited with saving the passenger’s life.
The City thanks Dr. Govani, Dr. Thobani, and their friend Dr. Vora for their life-saving skills and inspiring work.
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