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Doctors deliver babies amid aftershocks in SW China’s Sichuan

(People's Daily Online)    16:23, June 19, 2019

The baby born in the aftershocks of the earthquake. (Photo/Courtesy of Yibin Mine First Aid Hospital)

Doctors in Yibin Mine First Aid Hospital delivered a boy baby on June 18 amid aftershocks of a 6.0-magnitude earthquake in Changning County, Yibin City of southwest China’s Sichuan Province, thepaper.cn reported Tuesday.

The baby was born at 00:58 a.m. on June 18, said an obstetrician surnamed Yao in Yibin Mine First Aid Hospital, disclosing that the baby weighed 2.85 kilograms, and that both mother and baby were doing fine.

The mother was sent to the hospital, which is located in Xunchang Town, Gongxian County of Yibin, near the epicenter of the earthquake, two hours before the quake hit Changning County at 10:55 p.m. on June 17, according to a family member.

Photo shows buildings of Yibin Mine First Aid Hospital damaged during the earthquake. (Photo/Courtesy of Yao)

Although they felt the aftershocks, all the obstetric staff stuck to their posts throughout, the family member told thepaper.cn.

Some patients ran outside during the aftershock, panicking the expectant mother, but with the comfort of doctors and nurses, she finally gave birth to a healthy baby, said Yao, who disclosed that one doctor stayed on site despite a broken tailbone.

After delivering this baby, doctors performed another four caesareans, according to Yao.

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