Dubai: A police inspector stationed at Dubai International Airport was promoted by Dubai's Police Chief after she helped deliver a premature baby during her shift.
Corporal Hanan Hussain Mohammad, inspector at the Directorate General of Airport Security, Terminal 2, took charge when it became clear that it was too late for the pregnant woman, an Indian, to be transferred to a hospital; she had already gone into labour.
The woman was only six-months pregnant when she when she went into labour at the airport.
With assistance from paramedic Shacko, Corporal Hanan made the necessary arrangements to enable birthing in the airport’s inspection room itself.
She was promoted to a higher rank by Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Merri, Commander-In-Chief of Dubai Police, in a special ceremony.
Paramedic Shacko was also honoured by Maj Gen Al Merri at the ceremony.
The inspector said the Indian woman’s condition was too critical for her to be moved to a hospital. “We had no option but to help her deliver at the inspection room and save her life. But things got worse when the baby was delivered. He had difficulty breathing and his condition was also critical. That led me to perform CPR. Thanks to the prompt assistance of the paramedics who rushed to the room, we managed to take care of both the baby and his mother.”