The tragic events of Astroworld from a medical standpoint is detailed by the CEO of the medical company hired by Astroworld for the November 5th Event.
Monday (November 15), the CEO of ParaDocs, the medic company hired by Astroworld, spoke to reporters and tried to “set the record straight” about the 70 people he said were trying to save lives across Houston’s NRG Park according to CNN.
Explaining that his team was faced with the “impossible feat” of treating 11 simultaneous cases of cardiac arrest, Alex Pollak said that medics kept rushing back into the crowd to try to save concertgoers, and that the real challenge was getting people in need of medical attention out of harm’s way. Pollak said that his team, which includes former Army combat medics, was properly prepared to save lives, but surging crowds prevented them from transporting patients to safety.
“We never came close to running out of equipment and supplies. We could have treated at least double the amount of patients,” Pollak told reporters. “We never expected in our lives to encounter a situation like that. It was absolutely horrific.”
Pollak also added that he believes Scott’s Astroworld set should have been stopped sooner, but acknowledged that an abrupt halt could have sparked riots, and a potentially worse situation.
Travis Scott has been rather silent after making public statements during the initial fallout from the event. The latest outcry from those in the city was over the death of a 9 year old at Astroworld.