Rescue 1122 personnel in Muzaffargarh District, Punjab Province, Pakistan, helped save three precious lives by helping a poor woman give birth to twins in the open air.
Muzaffargarh District Emergency Officer Dr Hussain Mian told the BBC that a call was received on the morning of April 3 stating that a woman was suffering from severe pain in the street in an area near Alipur Bypass.
“She needs immediate medical attention,” said Dr Hussain
“We instructed our emergency medical technician Muhammad Naeem to reach for the aid of the woman immediately.”
Dr Hussain Mian said that rescue officer Muhammad Naeem reached the spot and reported that the woman was undergoing childbirth and had given birth to a child while the other child was undergoing delivery and in such a condition the woman could not be shifted to the hospital.
“Rescue agencies instructed Mohammad Naeem to help the woman on the spot and more help was sent to her. Before the help could reach, Naeem had already sent the lady to the hospital for further medical care.”
Rescue 1122 official Mohammad Naeem told the BBC he was engaged with another emergency case when a call came to immediately reach an area near the Alipur bypass.
“I arrived in the area in a few minutes and saw a woman in the street with two or three women standing by her while she was undergoing childbirth. One child had been delivered while the other was in the process of being delivered.”
Mohammad Naeem said,
“Women standing nearby were upset when they saw me and asked how I would be of any help. To which I explained them that I was trained and had helped in the process of giving birth in such an emergency in a few cases before.”
According to them, they first covered the body of the newborn with the help of a sheet available to keep him warm so that he would not be harmed by the open air and cold weather.
“Meanwhile, I looked ahead and saw that the woman’s condition was deteriorating,” he said. The first child had somehow been born, but the second was still in its infancy, and the woman was bleeding profusely, which could have been life-threatening.”
“The woman was in dire need of medical help, so I told the women on the spot to just help me and follow my instructions,” he said.
He immediately pulled out the sheets, took out the delivery kit and started helping the woman.
According to him, the newborn baby was separated from the mother with the help of available surgical belts and when the two newborns performed other basic tasks besides clearing the airways, the babies started crying which gave him inexplicable joy.
Mohammad Naeem said that immediately after the woman gave birth to the children, the mother and child were taken to the ambulance and provided oxygen while the woman was given a painful vaccine.
Mohammad Naeem said that immediately after the woman gave birth to the children, the mother and child were taken to the ambulance and provided oxygen while the woman was given a pain relieving injection.
When the woman was told that she had two sons, she insisted that they be taken out of the ambulance. But the mother and child were rushed to a hospital for treatment and other medical treatment, where doctors examined them and said there was no danger.
Mohammad Naeem said,
“I was lauded by the medical staff on the spot for having a successful delivery even in the most unfavorable conditions.”
Mohammad Naeem quoted a local woman as saying,
“They told me that at the time of the birth of the first child, we had no idea about the birth of twins. When we found out, our hands and feet were swollen. I don’t know what would have happened if you hadn’t come and helped. “