Newborn baby ejected from womb in accident no longer uses ventilator

The newborn baby who was flushed out of his mother’s womb right after a traffic accident in the Mekong delta province of An Giang and had his right leg crushed no longer use ventilator, said the Children Hospital No.1 yesterday.

The newborn is being treated in the hospital(Photo: SGGP)

Doctors are checking his organ function. They fretted about infection in  right leg. Best antibiotic kinds have been used to treat the infection to save his life. The Hospital and the Insurance Company will cover his treatment fee.

The pregnant young woman was driven to hospital to deliver her second child in An Giang Province by his husband on October 25.

However when they were driving along the National Highway No 91 near the construction site of Rach Goi Lon Bridge in the province’s Long Xuyen City, a concrete mixer truck hit the couple from behind.

The mother was crushed by the truck and was killed instantly. The impact also forced her unborn son out of her womb. The infant got one of his legs crushed while his father had one of his legs seriously broken.

The newborn baby was soon transferred to the Children Hospital No.1 in Ho Chi Minh City. He has been under intensive care since then. However, despite doctors’ efforts to save one of the baby’s legs, they finally had to amputate it.

The father is being treated at An Giang General Hospital. He also had one third of his right leg amputated.

By Truong Ngoc - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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