Medical Student delivers baby during Guyana Defence Force’s (GDF) Emergency Flight
“We educate ourselves to lead comfortable lives in the future and get jobs to ensure the same. However, each speck of knowledge that we gain is meant for a purpose bigger than ourselves.”
A Guyana Defence Force’s aircraft was transformed into a delivery room on May 27th 2017 as a baby girl anxiously made her entrance into the world mid-air. In the statement given by the GDF Forces, the baby was born exactly at 05:48 pm during a scheduled flight out of Fairview; an Amerindian Village in the North Rupununi.
According to the sources, the mother had developed complications as the infant was in the breeched position and so a request was made for her to be air dashed to the city. Fortunately, a medical student from Texila American University was on board, who spearheaded the delivery and transported the mother to the city for emergency care and helped her come out of the complications.
The baby and mother were then transferred into the Georgetown Public Hospital for better treatments and wellbeing. Pilots, Major Mohinder Ramjag and Patrick Nicols were elated by the emergency medical service rendered by the Student of Texila American University and are also happy that both mother and child are safe.
This is the first known mid-air delivery, in recent times, that occurred on a GDF aircraft, the Forces said.
The GDF Forces appreciated the emergency medical service rendered by our Student and concluded that she continues her good work to help save many more lives.
Mr.Saju Bhaskar, the Founder & President of Texila American University quoted that “What we act is a result of what we have learnt. We train our students to give up their best in dealing with the real-time incidents like this. We are proud of students for their confidence in shining in their chosen field and we wish them all the very best in their journey of becoming healthcare professionals – be it a physician, nurse or a pharmacist to serve their community.”
Doctor is a word, when heard by anyone can immediately develop respect in the heart. Medical profession is considered a noble profession and the doctors have been always compared and equated next to God.
It would be a childhood dream for most of the people to become a doctor but due to non-availability of required funds / Limited Availability of seats and for various other reasons the decisions are changed or postponed.