A Male nurse has taken delivery of a baby with its cord around the neck in a Keke Napep (tricycle) after an undisclosed hospital denied care of the mother in Lagos.
The male nurse, Edeaghe Jeremiah Oyakhilome swung into action after he heard the cry of people in the neighbourhood when a woman in a keke napep went into labour, he had to take delivery of the baby whose cord was round the neck single-handedly.
Thankfully, mother and child are doing very fine.
The incident was recounted by El_PrisciTO on his social media page. He wrote;
Good morning sir. I took a rare roadside delivery of a baby with a cord round the neck whose mother was sent away from a hospital some days ago. Was in my diagnostic suite collating ECG result when I heard people shouting and crying for help, ori! ori! was their yelling tone.
The said woman has presented in an undisclosed private hospital but not attended to due to the delivery beyond their capacity and was referred verbally to a general hospital which is few kilometres away amidst Lagos traffic and pot-holes….
Enroute to general, the baby head came out and the maruwa driver packed and ran away The shout was intense I had to rush out, alongside the doctor on duty. On brief assessment, the baby was observed to be asphyxiated as the cord wound round his neck
Weighing d option of leaving d Baby to go to the general hospital prescribed, the minute to seconds to death of the baby and the coverage of our facility left me in an ethical dilemma But fetching from legal right of the baby to life that I owe him, I just must swift to action
The cord was ligated and incised, baby delivered with a minimal fundal pressure, emergency resuscitation began as he was obviously blue and without normal reflexes.
After several minutes of mucus extraction, mouth breath delivered through a gauze placed on the nostril with a head-tilt chin-lift maneuver, compression of 15:2 the baby came back to life and was cleaned up.
Meanwhile the placenta was delivered through a controlled cord traction and placed in a newly ordered black nylon after assessment for completeness, exploration was done and hemostasis maintained Baby was dressed in the available clothing to prevented hypothermia
This happened on 9th of November, 2019 at about 13:00GMT around Seven-up bus stop Ajegunle, Lagos state. Many thanks to Nurse Edeaghe Jeremiah Oyakhilome for his swift heroics act.