A Sikh journalist by the name of Manku Singh who works for TV Asia and the only Sikh Journalist assigned at the White House suffered from a heart attack.
The journalist collapsed inside the East Room just before President Obama was to speak. A secret service agent quickly responded when Singh fell to the ground and noticed he had no pulse.
The agent performed CPR and tried to revive him while administering oxygen. A technician noticed four minutes later and had said “we have a rhytm.”
The emergency medical personel arrived on the scene and by then Singh had a strong pulse. He was taken to the George Washington Hospital.
At the hospital, catheterisation was performed and signs of encouragement appeared.
“Secret Service literally saves a life in back of East Room,” Benjamin Corb, who was in the East Room representing the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, tweeted about the incident.