Nigerians are hailing the heroic acts of a male nurse, Edeaghe Jeremiah Oyakhilome, who single-handedly took the delivery of a baby by the roadside.

A colleague of the nurse took to Twitter, to share the story.

According to him, he was working at his centre when he suddenly heard a cry for help by the roadside. On getting to the scene, he saw a pregnant woman whose baby had a cord around the neck.

Oyakhilome had no choice than to take save the life of the baby.

Read the full story below:

I took a rare roadside delivery of a baby with a cord round the neck whose mother was sent away from a hospital some days ago. Was in my diagnostic suite collating ECG result when I heard people shouting and crying for help. ori! ori! was their yelling tone.

The said woman was presented in an undisclosed private hospital but not attended to due to the delivery beyond their capacity and was referred verbally to a general hospital which is few kilometres away amidst Lagos traffic and pot-holes….

Enroute to general, the baby head came out and the maruwa driver packed and ran away. The shout was intense I had to rush out, alongside the doctor on duty. On brief assessment, the baby was observed to be asphyxiated as the cord wound round his neck

Weighing d option of leaving d Baby to go to the general hospital prescribed, the minute to seconds to death of the baby and the coverage of our facility left me in an ethical dilemma but fetching from legal right of the baby to life that I owe him, I just must swift to action

The cord was ligated and incised, baby delivered with a minimal fundal pressure, emergency resuscitation began as he was obviously blue and without normal reflexes.

After several minutes of mucus extraction, mouth breath delivered through a gauze placed on the nostril with a head-tilt chin-lift maneuver, compression of 15:2 the baby came back to life and was cleaned up.

Meanwhile the placenta was delivered through a controlled cord traction and placed in a newly ordered black nylon after assessment for completeness, exploration was done and hemostasis maintained. Baby was dressed in the available clothing to prevented hypothermia

This happened on 9th of November, 2019 at about 13:00GMT around Seven-up bus stop Ajegunle, Lagos state.

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