Dubai Police treats 26 paralysed divers in 2020

Dubai Police

About 26 scuba divers suffering from decompression sickness have been treated at Dubai Police Health Centre.

Ocean divers get decompression sickness when they don't stop at intervals while resurfacing from water to help the body expel nitrogen build-up in the bloodstream. 

Major Ismail Hasan Mahmoud, Director of Oxygenating Treatment at the General Department of Transport and Rescue said the Dubai Police decompression chamber has helped treat amateur divers who fall ill after not decompressing properly from deep ocean diving.

“We’ve treated divers and helped them walk again after they were paralysed. This is usually a result of not following safety procedures after spending many hours underwater or rising quickly from underwater,” Major Mahmoud explained.

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