Unexpected delivery

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A 28-year-old woman from Barangay Alangilan about to be swabbed for a COVID-19 test gave birth to a baby boy at the Bacolod Respiratory Out-Patient (BRO) Center around noon Friday, October 15, Em Ang, City Emergency Operations Center executive director, said.

“Hats off to nurse aide Mae Leniel Levack for her presence of mind and for promptly assisting the pregnant woman, who safely delivered her baby,” Ang said.

Levack was assisted by BRO Center personnel Melvin Mijares and supervised by Dr. Era Carreon Rivas.

The mother and baby are recovering at the Bacolod City Lying-In Clinic and Birthing Center, Ang said.

During this pandemic, health workers and other essential workers at the frontlines like Carreon, Levack and Mijares have been working hard to stop the spread of the virus and provide life-saving services, she said.

“Often, they also serve beyond the call duty in unexpected, critical and emergency cases such as this. I have nothing but respect for our frontliners for their courage, fortitude and hard work, and we can’t thank them enough for making us all more safe,” Ang said.*

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