Dubai - The six-month-old baby was not breathing when he came out.
A police inspector at Dubai International Airport has been promoted for go beyond the line of duty earlier this year - after a passenger needed immediate medical attention.
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Corporal Hanan Hussein Mohammed, a police inspector at the Dubai International Airport, was preparing to go back home at the end of her shift, when an Indian woman, 26, approached her in severe pain. When the officer checked her, she found drops of blood on her clothes and immediately called for an ambulance.
That's when the Indian woman told her that she was six months and nine days pregnant.
The next 10 minutes would see the brave officer not only help the woman deliver a premature child but also revive his life, leaving a couple indebted to her forever for her quick thinking and presence of mind in saving their firstborn.
Corporal Hanan took the woman to an inspection room and made her lie down.
That's when she saw the baby was crowning. With no time to lose, the officer helped the woman deliver.
In a statement issued by Dubai Police on Saturday, the woman was promoted to a higher rank by Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police.
Bineesh Chacko, a paramedic, who assisted Hanan was also honoured at the ceremony.
Corporal Hanan had told Khaleej Times: "The six-month-old baby did not scream as he came out and was not breathing. I knew something was wrong and had to act immediately. I hit him in the back twice, but he still did not cry. For the next three minutes, I administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on the baby."
Corporal Hanan could not believe what she heard next. The sweet sound of the child's cries rang through the tiny inspection room.
On April 20 of this year, the Dubai Police honoured the officer.
Officer recalls experienceRecalling the experience, Corporal Hanan said: "Just 10 minutes before my shift was to end, she came to me in pain. She told me that her husband and she could not afford the delivery costs in the UAE and decided to go to India to deliver the baby."
After the child was delivered, the officer ensured that the mother and child were rushed to the Latifa Hospital.
'I have a son now'Corporal Hanan Hussein Mohammed, who helped a woman deliver her child at the Dubai International Airport, said she has been with the Dubai Police for seven years, but considers this experience as the most special. "I cannot express my happiness. I have three daughters, but with this child, I now have a son!
(With inputs from Amira Agarib)