SURAT: A pregnant woman who had tested positive for Covid-19 delivered a healthy baby girl in a 108 EMRI ambulance on Monday while being taken to New Civil Hospital in Surat from Bardoli.
The patient is a 23-yearold farm labourer. The 108 staff oversaw the delivery and tended to her in the ambulance.
The woman had been brought to a hospital in Bardoli for delivery after she got labour pains on Sunday. She tested Covid-19 positive at the time of admission.
The 108 team of Twinkle Patel, emergency medical technician, and Tejas Chaudhary, ambulance driver, were taking her to New Civil Hospital on Monday. About a kilometre from the hospital, the woman started getting labour pains again. Patel, dressed in PPE, helped to deliver the child.
The mother and child were then taken to the trauma centre of New Civil Hospital and later admitted. The woman will be treated for Covid, doctors said.