NEW DELHI: Dr Aisha Khatib, a professor at the University of Toronto, has helped deliver a ‘miracle baby’ aboard a Qatar Airlines flight en route to Uganda.
Is there a doctor on the plane? 🙋🏽♀️👩🏽⚕️Never thought I’d be delivering a baby on a flight! ✈️ @qatarairways Thanks to the airline crew who helped support the birth of this Miracle in the air! Mom and baby are doing well and healthy! #travelmedicine pic.twitter.com/4JuQWfsIDE
— Aisha Khatib, MD (@AishaKhatib) January 13, 2022
Khatib was just catching up on some rest on her flight from Qatar to Uganda when the intercom sounded.
Two others passengers, an oncology nurse and a paediatrician from Doctors Without Borders (MSF), helped Dr Khatib deliver the child, who she said was crying “robustly”.
“I looked at the baby, and she was stable, and I looked at the mom and she was OK,” Dr Khatib said.
“So I was like, ‘Congratulations it’s a girl.’ Then the entire plane started clapping and cheering and was like ‘Oh right, I’m on a plane and everybody is watching this.'”
Dr Khatib also gave the baby a gift to remember her by – a gold necklace that she was wearing with the name ‘Aisha’ written in Arabic.
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