Photos of a nurse who delivered a baby on the roadside in Dambai in the Oti region have started trending following the bravely and sympathetic act.
A few days ago DDHS Rita Wurapa and Public Health Nurse Rose Ayivor were on a monitoring trip to Dambai and Nkwanta.
At Dambai, her team encountered a woman in labor on a motor bike. She was in obvious distress, the okada driver drew to a screeching halt. A crowd started to gather round the screaming client, helpless driver and anxious relatives.
With over fifteen years of public health under her belt, she drew closer. Urged by instinct she engaged the client only to see woman in labor, head in perineum.
In the middle of the street, DDHS Rita and PHN Rose delivered the baby and marshaled women standing by to form a screen with their clothing.
Baby was delivered and mother was sent to hospital. Mother and baby are doing very well.