Canadian doctor delivers ‘miracle’ baby on flight to Uganda

Canadian doctor delivers ‘miracle’ baby on flight to Uganda


A planeload of passengers on an overnight flight from Qatar to Uganda burst into applause after a Canadian doctor delivered a “miracle” baby on board, according to reports.

Dr. Aisha Khatib, a professor at the University of Toronto, sprang into action when she answered an urgent appeal on Qatar Airways’ intercom for a medical professional.

“I see a crowd of people gathered around the patient,” Khatib told BBC News. “As I got closer I see this woman lying on the seat with her head toward the aisle and feet towards the window. And the baby was coming out!”

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Khatib was helped by two other passengers — an oncology nurse and a pediatrician from the non-profit Doctors Without Borders.

“I looked at the baby,

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