Thabiso Goba
1 minute read
17 Feb 2021
5:43 pm

VIDEO: Metro cops helps woman give birth on roadside in Durban

Thabiso Goba

The baby was born and the mother stabilised before the ambulance arrived.

Metro police officers helped deliver a healthy baby boy on the streets of Durban.

On Tuesday afternoon, the metro police officers were alerted by the public about a heavily pregnant woman in distress.

Traffic warden, Ashley Diedericks, said it was clear the woman was about to go into labour.

“The first thing we did was call in an ambulance because we didn’t have any medical equipment,” said Diedericks.

Diedericks said he then asked his colleagues to run and get gloves and a maternity kit from a nearby clinic.

Diedericks, who used to work for the city’s fire department, said he had experience in delivering a baby.

Through teamwork, Diedericks said the baby was born and the mother stabilised before the ambulance arrived.

Superintendent Parboo Sewpersad, Metropolice spokesperson, praised the officers involved and said they will be receiving a letter of commendation.

This article first appeared on Berea Mail and was republished with permission

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