Emergency C-Section saves baby; Vavaʻu mother stable after accident

A 23-year-old mother was in stable condition after her eight-month-old baby was delivered by an emergency caesarean Wednesday 9 following a motor vehicle crash in Neiafu yesterday.

The baby girl weighing 2kg was safe and sound while a 15-month-old child received head injuries in the accident.

An emergency medevac team had been flown from Tongatapu to Vavaʻu to address the situation, Tonga’s Minister of Health Hon Saia Piukala told Kaniva News last night

The baby’s  mum was “more stable now but still need to bring to Vaiola for further management tomorrow (today November 10)”, the minister said.

He said the medevac team was consisted of an anaesthetist, an obstetrician and a paediatrician.

The Minister alleged the driver of the vehicle, the mother’s husband, was intoxicated.

Vavaʻu Police were contacted for details of the accident.

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