The Punch reports that passengers on a Bus Rapid Transit going to the CMS area of Lagos on Wednesday were forced to become emergency midwives and labour attendants when a pregnant woman was delivered of a bouncing baby boy inside the bus. It was learnt that the woman, identified simply as Afolaranmi, was going to a private hospital in CMS for a medical checkup, when she started her labour. Some medical workers in the bus organised other passengers to help in delivering the baby. The mother was delivered of the baby at about 12pm, around the Constain bus stop.
Afolaranmi, who joined the BRT bus at the Ketu Bus stop, is a trader and lives in the Mowe area of Ogun State. After the delivery, the mother and the new baby were taken to a private hospital. A passenger on the bus, who gave his name as Shodipo, said both the woman and the baby seemed to be fine. He said:
“It was a very interesting experience. To my novice eye, the woman and the baby were both fine as of the time I left the bus.”
Congrats to mother and child and to all the good “samaritans” that helped out. #Godwin