Watch: Mother rescued from fire during delivery in Dubai

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The mother and child with Dubai Civil Defence officials.
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Dubai: A Filipina in Dubai, who delivered her newborn baby during a minor fire at a hospital, thanked Dubai’s firefighters for their efforts during the evacuation.

A team of Dubai Civil Defence (DCD) visited the Filipina woman’s house to check on her condition after a minor fire broke out at Aster Private Hospital at Mankhool area on September 28 this year. The Dubai Civil Defence authorities said that firefighters from Al Karama fire station, went to the hospital six minutes after receiving the emergency call at 8.27pm. Officials said it was a minor fire and was brought under control within 10 minutes.

Major Saeed Mohammad Al Mazroui, director of Al Karama fire station with other firefighters visited the mother to check on her health and the baby.

According to DCD, the mother was delivering her baby when the fire broke out at the operations room. During the evacuation of the patients and the medical staff, the mother was also evacuated with her baby with all precautionary and safety measures by the firefighters and the nursing team at the hospital. “I’m very thankful to Dubai Civil Defence because they came to my house and wanted to see me and my baby. Thank you so much,” the woman said.

Safety initiative

The visit is part of initiative called ‘Your Safety is Our Priority’, which launched by DCD to look after the families after fire incidents and rescue operations. “These field visits are part of Dubai Civil Defence’s community role to boost their happiness. We are looking to community partnerships and spread the safety culture among the society,” Maj Al Mazroui said.

According to DCD, the fire happened due to electricity glitch in the electricity room in the hospital.

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