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Smartphone lights used by doctors to deliver baby in a car

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

BEIJING: Chinese doctors used lights from smartphones to deliver a healthy baby boy in the dark after a woman went into labour in the back of a car outside a hospital.

The baby had already started to appear as the woman arrived outside Zhongshan People’s Hospital, in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, early on Sunday morning.

Dr Fenjun He said by the time he and a colleague had run out to the car half of the baby’s body was already in view, so the birth had to continue inside the vehicle.


He and a nurse had also tried, but failed, to lift the mother and the baby out of the vehicle.

Paediatrician Cong Pan then arrived to take over the delivery, using the lights of nurses’ and doctors’ smartphones so she could see clearly in the darkness.

Doctor’s recorded the newborn’s birth at 2.25am and he was immediately transferred to the hospital’s intensive care unit for further treatment. Both the baby and his mother were doing well after the birth.

Source by: Internet

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