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Saudi doctor helps in delivering a baby on plane

Saudi doctor helps in delivering a baby on plane

Mulfi Al-Khinjar, a Saudi doctor, successfully delivered a baby after a pregnant Filipino woman in her 38th week of pregnancy went into labor on a Brunei Airlines flight from Dubai to Bandar Seri Begawan.
Dr. Al-Khinjar volunteered to help the pregnant woman in labor after being surprised by the flight crew's calls inquiring if there was a doctor on board.

After the plane took off during his trip, Dr. Al-Khinjar, according to the agencies, said that he introduced himself to the crew soon on hearing the plea on the plane’s intercom.

He soon learned that a pregnant Filipina was enduring labor pains and needed help. On examining her, it became clear to him that she was about to give birth.

Dr. Al-Khinjar asked the crew to prepare whatever equipment available on board, in addition to communicating with the ground station to request advice from any specialist to record his recommendations.

After taking the recommendations from the ground station, Dr. Al-Khinjar said the ground station told him that it was left to him and the crew to take whatever actions they decide to assist the pregnant woman successfully deliver the baby.

The Saudi doctor said that he, with the help of the drew, succeeded in delivering the baby on the plane, and also confirmed that they followed up on the mother and her child's condition throughout the 3-hour flight.

The Filipino woman, named Jenny Rose Josoy, and her new baby are in excellent health, Dr. Al-Khinjar said, noting that she was received at the airport with flowers.

Dr. Al-Khinjar confirmed that the Kingdom's ambassador to Brunei, Imad Al-Muhanna, contacted him, and thanked and praised him for volunteering to save the life of the pregnant woman and her child.

The envoy also expressed his admiration on his behavior, which reflected positively on the reputation of Saudi Arabia.

The Saudi Arabia's embassy in Brunei Darussalam has expressed its thanks and appreciation to Dr. Al-Khinjar, as it commended the doctor for raising the name of the Kingdom through this honorable work and efforts by performing the delivery for a Filipina on the flight bound to Bandar Seri Begawan.

The Saudi doctor Al-Khinjar is from Qurayyat city in Al Jouf Province, and holds a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) from the University of Newcastle and a Master of Public Health (MPH) from the University of Melbourne.

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