At board the ARC Málaga Naval Base of the Colombian Navy, inside the Uramba National Natural Park, the naval health personnel assisted the birth of a young minor of the indigenous people near La Plata, who gave birth to a beautiful girl. Once again, the resources of the Colombian Navy and its naval health are at the service of the community, fulfilling its mission in this important region of the country for 35 years.
Around midnight, the Pacific Naval Force received a call from a community leader, informing about a young woman who was having severe contractions, which is why, immediately, a telephone link is made by the Naval Health and the family, keeping track of the young mother's health status.
It was 05:45 in the morning, the young woman arrived at the Naval Base aboard a community boat, accompanied by a relative. Immediately, in the ambulance of the unit she was transported to the Medical facilities where the military health personnel provided the necessary assistance and attended the final phase of childbirth, welcoming a new life about 06:20 in the morning.
The baby was examined by the pediatrician, who made routine checks finding her height measurements, weight, vital signs and normal parameters.
The sister of the young mother, happy to welcome a new member of the family, mentioned: “I thank the Navy for helping my sister, thank God the birth went well, now we feel in tranquility,” she highlighted.
Since the woman had never had any kind of prenatal check-up, the military personnel made the necessary arrangements for her to be assisted at a hospital in Buenaventura, where they were transferred aboard a Coast Guard Unit. At Colombia's main Pacific port, an ambulance was waiting for them.
During the visit of the Colombian Navy to the people of La Plata, it was possible to relate the birth of the baby and her good health along with the mother to the relatives and partners, filling them with joy.
Source: Press - Navy of Colombia