Canadian physician delivers ‘miracle’ child on flight to Uganda


A planeload of passengers on an in a single day flight from Qatar to Uganda burst into applause after a Canadian physician delivered a “miracle” child on board, in response to experiences.

Dr. Aisha Khatib, a professor on the University of Toronto, sprang into motion when she answered an pressing enchantment on Qatar Airways’ intercom for a medical skilled.

“I see a crowd of people gathered around the patient,” Khatib told BBC News. “As I got closer I see this woman lying on the seat with her head toward the aisle and feet towards the window. And the baby was coming out!”

Khatib was helped by two different passengers — an oncology nurse and a pediatrician from the non-profit Doctors Without Borders.

“I looked at the baby, and she was stable, and I looked at the mom and she was OK,” mentioned Khatib.

“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. Aisha KhatibAfter Dr. Aisha Khatib delivered the infant, the complete airplane burst into applause. AishaKhatib/TwitterPlaneThe mom of the infant named the kid after Khatib.AishaKhatib/Twitter

The child was crying “robustly,” she mentioned, later posing with pictures of the new child on her Twitter feed. The delivery happened on Dec. 5, however Khatib solely posted the pictures this week as a result of she mentioned she was too busy treating COVID sufferers in Toronto. She was known as again to the Canadian metropolis from Entebbe, the place she had gone to coach medical employees, she mentioned.

The mom, a migrant employee who was on her manner house to Uganda from Saudi Arabia to ship her first youngster, named her daughter after Khatib. The physician gave the mom a gold necklace she was carrying with “Aisha” written in Arabic.

“I thought I’d give it to her and she’ll have a little token of the doctor that delivered her 35,000 feet in the air while flying over the Nile,” she mentioned.

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