Firefighter Reunites With Woman After Helping Her Deliver Baby In Kota Kinabalu Traffic
A woman in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah resorted to giving birth in the car because heavy traffic along Jalan Lintas-Kolombong disrupted her journey to the hospital
The 39-year-old woman was already in labour when she and her husband were making their way to the Sabah Women and Children Hospital in Likas on Wednesday afternoon, 1 June, reported Harian Metro.
Sabah Fire and Rescue Department deputy director Farhan Sufyan Borhan, who was on his way back to the state headquarters nearby, happened to come across their Perodua Viva which was pulled over on the roadside.
He stopped to check on the car at about 1.45pm and immediately contacted the fire department.
Photos show the woman in the backseat of the Viva being assisted by Farhan and her husband
The woman gave birth to a baby girl.
Farhan was reported as saying that he tied off the baby's umbilical cord and provided her early aid while waiting for the emergency services to arrive.
"The Emergency Medical Rescue Services (EMRS) unit arrived shortly and provided initial treatment before handing over the woman and child to medics who arrived in an ambulance for further action," he was quoted as saying by Harian Metro.
Both mother and the baby were in stable condition and taken to Likas Hospital for further observation.
Today, 3 June, Farhan and the woman he helped were reunited after their encounter on the roadside
In a video posted Facebook by Berita RTM Sabah today, Farhan can be seen gently holding the baby girl and chatting with her mother at their home in Penampang.
It seems he did not come empty handed and brought the family a gift hamper.
Based on the post, the mother expressed her appreciation and thanked everyone who helped her.