AOTA Board Member Sudip Bose Assists in Midland Tragedy
On November 15, 2012, the unthinkable happened. In Midland, Texas, a parade float carrying 12 wounded veterans and their wives was struck by a freight train, killing four of the service members and injuring 18 others.
Consumer Advisor to the AOTA Board of Directors Sudip Bose, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, who served on the front lines in Fallujah and Baghdad, was volunteering at the parade and the only physician on the scene. He told reporters that the immediate aftermath reminded him of a combat triage situation. “It was a scene of total chaos,” he said.
AOTA President Florence Clark, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, emphasized how fortunate AOTA is to have people of Dr. Bose’s caliber volunteering their time to help lead the Association. “We have very special people on the Board, and Dr. Bose’s actions demonstrate the immeasurable value health professionals bring to their communities,” she said.
This news footage offers more on Dr. Bose’s response. He will also be putting updates on his Facebook page (Dr. Sudip Bose).