Ambulance staff help COVID-19 positive woman deliver baby en route to hospital
Perinthalmanna: Driver and technician at Kanivu 108 ambulance turned saviours for a woman and her newborn child. The duo helped the COVID positive woman from Salem to deliver the baby inside the ambulance en route to the hospital.
The incident took place around 8.30 am on Sunday. The 26-year-old woman who was admitted at Perinthalmanna district hospital tested positive for COVID-19. Soon, the hospital authority decided to shift her to Manjery medical college for expert medical care. They sought the help of Kanivu 108 ambulance to shift the woman.
Based on the message from the control room, emergency medical technician R Vineeth and driver CP Manu Mohan took an ambulance from Elamkulam and reached Perinthalmanna district hospital.
During the ride to Manjeri, the woman suffered labour pain and her health condition worsened.
Technician Vineeth examined her and found that she was in labour. Soon, he made all arrangements for the delivery inside the ambulance.
Around 9 am, the woman delivered a baby girl inside the ambulance with the help of the ambulance staff.
Soon after the delivery, the mother and child were taken to Manjeri medical college after administering first aid.
It is the third delivery that took place inside Kanivu ambulance in the state. Earlier, Kasaragod and Malappuram also reported similar incidents.
Health Minister KK Shailaja appreciated the ambulance staff who took the effort to save the mother and child.