Durban paramedics resuscitate prematurely born baby

2016-09-03 11:47
Netcare 911 emergency vehicle (Supplied)

Netcare 911 emergency vehicle (Supplied)

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Pretoria – Paramedics in Durban have saved the life of child who was born prematurely at 28 weeks.

Netcare911 spokesperson Chris Botha said at midnight on Friday, paramedics responded to a 20-year-old lady that was giving birth in Newlands, Durban.

"Reports from the scene indicate that the child was born at 28 weeks. Paramedics arrived at the scene and found that the child was not responding."

He said paramedics started with advanced resuscitation and within a few minutes there was a huge sigh of relief when the baby responded positively to their treatment.

The mother and child were transported to a specialised hospital in Durban for the care that they required.

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