Udupi, Dec 14, 2018: A pregnant woman developed labour pain and was delivered of a male child in 108 Ambulance which was carrying her to the Udupi hospital Dec 13, Thursday, thanks to the quick response from the staff nurse/emergency medical technician accompanying her.
Both the mother and child, who were then shifted to the Koosamma Shambhu Shetty Memorial Haji Abdulla Government Mother and Child Hospital, are healthy. According to Kashinath Pujar, emergency medical technician, the ambulance at the Malpe Primary Health Centre received a call at 10.05 a.m. that the 23-year-old woman Asha was having labour pain at the workers colony at Eshwar Nagar in Manipal. The ambulance reached the colony at around 10.25 a.m. and Asha was shifted into the vehicle.
But as the ambulance was nearing the Udupi City Bus Stand, her labour pain intensified. Then, Kashinath Pujar helped Asha in her delivery inside the ambulance itself. She was delivered of the baby boy at 10.55 a.m. The ambulance later drove to the Koosamma Shambhu Shetty Memorial Haji Abdulla Government Mother and Child Hospital and the mother and child were shifted there. “Both the mother and baby are healthy. The baby weighs 2 kg and 370 grams,” Kashinath Pujar said.