Midwife crisis: Cops deliver healthy baby in Gauteng police station

A Gauteng couple walked into a police station on Tuesday 26 May empty handed to speak to officers about a complaint they had. A few hours later, they left with a band new baby girl. 

That’s because police officers quickly had to act as midwives to the woman, who complained of labour pains and began giving birth in the police station. 

Healthy baby girl delivered

After the woman went into labour, the officers on duty had called an ambulance but the response was delayed, and suddenly they had to act quickly to keep the mother and her child safe. 

The officers were able to safely deliver a healthy little girl, keeping their cool and responding to he situation with aplomb.

Police spokesperson Sergeant Raider Ubisi said that the woman was taken to hospital by the ambulance shortly after the birth. 

“Today members of Putfontein police station assisted a woman to give birth while she was at the police station,” he said. 

“The pregnant woman accompanied her husband to the police station. Whilst she was at police station she started complaining of labour pains. The woman was taken to the trauma centre at the police station.”

“Before the arrival of the requested ambulance, the members assisted the woman to give birth to a healthy little girl. The ambulance arrived soon afterwards and the mother and the new born baby were taken to hospital.”

Raider thanked the officers for going above and beyond their mandate to assist community members in need. 

“Putfontein Station Commander Lieutenant Colonel Wellington Mathiane thanked the members for going beyond the call of duty in assisting the woman.”



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