- A midwife who saved the life of an expectant woman has been celebrated for her dedication and commitment to her work
- The healthcare practitioner was spotted with some residents carrying the expectant mother in labour on a makeshift wooden door to a distant clinic
- The incident reportedly occurred in the Sekyere East District in the Ashanti Region in Ghana
A midwife who was spotted transporting an expectant woman in labour on a shabby-looking wooden door to a clinic has been celebrated for her dedication and commitment to her work.
The midwife was captured with some residents transporting an expectant mother in labour on the makeshift wooden door to a distant clinic in the Sekyere East District in the Ashanti Region.
Briefly News previously reported that the cocoa-growing area where the incident occurred lacks basic social amenities, including potable water and electricity.
The absence of well-resourced health facilities coupled with bad roads in the area compelled the midwife and some of the residents to use the wooden door to transport the pregnant woman.
Heartbreaking photos of the incident were shared on social media and the midwife has been celebrated for her bravery and dedication. In a Facebook post by Wendy Boatemaa Ofori, the woman, apparently named Dela, has been showered with accolades for going the extra mile to deliver healthcare to residents in the area.
Wendy Boatemaa Ofori disclosed that the midwife urgently needs a water tank and other health supplies.
''I want to celebrate her, I want to share her story!!! I admire her so much!!! She is in my district, best midwife. She improvised, she used a wooden door to carry a woman in labour in a hard to reach area to the clinic. 'Her clinic has no water nor electricity.. she is in dire need of a Polytank... whatever it takes, I will support her to get the Polytank!!! DELA, you inspire me!! I admire you.''
In similar news, Briefly News reported on a young man who reunited with the woman who helped deliver him as a baby. Maria Phillips-Kayser shared the story on the #ImStaying group on Facebook. She said that the young man completed his midwifery studies at the hospital where she helped deliver him.
The young man came up to her and said that she was his "ouma".
"What a pleasant surprise."
Social media users appreciated the heart-warming story. Facebook user Hayley Burnett said:
"Absolutely amazing story, talk about the circle of life! Enjoy this special moment."
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