Stillborn boy resuscitated at Diepsloot Fire Station

02 August 2016 - 10:35 By TMG Digital

The teamwork of fire department crews and paramedics was praised after they successfully resuscitated a baby boy born at the Diepsloot Fire Station on Monday night. A statement from emergency service ER24 said a “woman‚ believed to be 30‚ gave birth to the baby at the station”.“Fire department crews had to begin CPR on the newborn as it had no clinical signs of life upon delivery‚” ER24 spokesperson Chitra Bodasing said.“ER24 Joburg North paramedics arrived on scene and continued with CPR and advanced life support treatment on the baby boy.”After being stabilised‚ the baby boy was “rapidly transported…to an appropriate medical facility for further specialised care”.ER24’s Anthony Lledo‚ said: "Diepsloot fire crews performed incredibly well‚ playing an essential role in the patient care and management.“I am really pleased by the way ER24‚ Life Healthcare paramedics and the fire crews worked together‚ focused on the patient and doing what was best for the newborn baby.”

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