Indian-Origin Doctor Delivers Baby On Paris To New York Flight At 35,000 Feet Height

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An off-duty Indian-origin doctor helped deliver a healthy baby boy while on a trans-Atlantic flight from Paris to New York at 35,000 feet.

When a 41-year-old went into labour a week early, Air France flight attendants asked if there were any doctors on board. Dr Sij Hemal, a 27-year-old second-year urology resident immediately came forward.

With the help of Dr Stefanie Ortolan, a pediatrician from France, Dr. Hemal managed to deliver baby after just 30 minutes of pushing.

“As a urologist, I was excited. I thought it was kidney stones, but later found out that she was 39 weeks pregnant,” he said.

For his efforts, Air France delivered a travel voucher and a bottle of champagne to Dr Hemal.

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