Woman gives birth in ambulance

A woman gave birth to a male baby in an 108 ambulance while en route the Government Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College Hospital during the late hours of Wednesday.

Poovarasi (20) residing near Vaikundam here was referred from a primary health centre to the Hospital after doctors at the PHC felt that the newborn would require to be placed in incubator for a few days due to underweight.

Ambulance driver P.Rajalingam and technician R.Soundariya were assigned with the case.

While the ambulance was en route the Salem GH, the patient developed labour pain. Hence, the team had to handle the delivery near Kondalampatti in the vehicle itself.

Mr. Rajalingam said all safety measures were taken while handling the delivery and the mother and child were safe.

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