Dubai Police recently helped an Ethiopian woman who went into labour while transiting through the Dubai International Airport. Dubai Police further helped her in delivering a baby with utmost safety.
Major General Ali Atiq Bin Lahej, director of the General Department of Airports Security at Dubai Police, noted that the Ethiopian woman was returning with three children to their homeland from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on an Emirates flight. While resting at the transit stop at the Dubai International Airport, she went into labour.
"Being with her three children, the woman panicked and became worried because no one with her to look after them and give her a hand,” he added.
The ambulance team of Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services at the airport immediately moved to provide her with necessary first aid and transferred her in record time.
While preparing for an emergency childbirth, the team communicate with the operating room. Later, the traveller delivered a healthy baby. It was possible due to the concerted efforts of relevant authorities that reflect the professionalism and efficiency of the UAE's health, security and safety systems.
The director added that the employees of the force present at the airport also intervened to handle the situation professionally, reassuring the traveller with the provision of necessary care.
Maj Gen Bin Lahej added that the Dubai Ambulance team later transferred the passenger to Latifa Women and Children Hospital. At the same time, the Dubai Police team, joined by an employee from Emirates Airlines, provided full care to the children and transferred them to the airport hotel.
A support and follow-up team was also sent to ensure proper coordination between all concerned parties at the airport as well as necessary care for the children.
“We made sure a team regularly checks on the Ethiopian traveller in the hospital, provided her with in-kind gifts, facilitated the procedures of her departure back to her home country in cooperation with partners," the official added.
In conclusion, Maj Gen bin Lahej extended his thanks to partners who supported the Dubai Police providing assistance to the Ethiopian traveller, including Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services, Dubai Health Authority and Emirates Airlines.