DOHA: A Ugandan woman delivered a baby on board a flight from Doha to Ugandan city of Entebbe, the doctor who handled the delivery told Western media on Monday.
The baby was named Miracle Aisha, after the name of the doctor who handled the delivery midair. Dr Aisha Khatib is a professor in the University of Toronto.
“The flight crew had asked for a doctor, so I thought maybe there was some case of cardiac arrest,” Dr Khatib told a British broadcaster. “But when I came close to the person, I saw it was woman lying on her seat, and the baby was coming out.”
Two other passengers, a pediatrician and an oncology nurse, helped Dr Khatib in the process.
The entire plane started to clap when the baby was safely delivered. The mother was a wife of a Ugandan worker in Doha. She named the baby after the doctor. As a gift to the baby, Dr Khatib handed her a gold necklace that bears her name, Aisha, in Arabic.