COVID-19 positive migrant woman gives birth on the helicopter during a MEDEVAC operation

The emergency medical service of Sicily is the protagonist of a happy-ending story. A COVID-19 positive migrant woman gives birth on the helicopter during a MEDEVAC delivery from Lampedusa Island.

A migrant woman tested positive to COVID-19 and she was in an advanced state of pregnancy. Indeed, childbirth was almost imminent. That’s why the healthcare responders who took care of her, decided to organize a MEDEVAC from Lampedusa Island to Palermo (Italy) in order to guarantee her better care assistance.

Migrant woman gives birth during MEDEVAC transportation: a happy-ending story

The transport was carried out with a helicopter of the 118 emergency medical service of Sicily. However, sometimes faith chooses its own path. And when pregnancy comes, unexpected events are just around the corner. The unborn child has decided to hurry time. The woman, therefore, gave birth on board the helicopter during the MEDEVAC delivery. Doctors and critical care nurses assisted her on the flight and let her give birth to her child.

Words of thanks by the Councillor for Healthcare of Sicily, Ruggero Razza: “To us, the right to access healthcare is the main path. From which we do not retreat and we will not avoid to others”.

 

 

 

 

 

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