Pregnant woman deliver baby in the middle of the road – O/R


The timely intervention of two public health officers saved the life of a woman in labour who gave birth in the middle of the road in Dambai in the Oti region.

Rita Wurapa and Rose Ayivor who were on a monitoring trip to Dambai and Nkwanta encountered a woman in labour on a motorbike in Dambai.

Obviously in distress, the motor rider and husband who was conveying his distressed wife to a nearby health facility had no option but to stop in the middle of the road.

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A crowd started to gather around the screaming mother, first-time mother and helpless husband but no one could offer any help until the two health officer chanced on the incident.

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With over 15 years of public health under her belt, Rita Wurapa and her colleague drew closer only to see a woman in labour.

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In the middle of the street, they delivered the woman of the baby after marshalling women standing by to form a screen with their clothing.

The mother and the newly born baby were later sent to the hospital. Both of them are doing very well.


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