A 37-year-old woman delivered her baby boy in a car while on her way to the Tawau Hospital. She and her family were stuck in traffic jam for over 2 hours due to the movement control order (MCO) roadblocks last weekend.
The mother, Noziee Abdul Asa, was on her way to a local hospital with her father Abdul Asa Mohd Salleh, 65. Her eldest daughter, 17-year-old Aisha Mazeila was also present on the scene.
Abdul Asa said he received a call from his daughter saying that she was having labour pains at about 9:30am. He rushed to pick Noziee and Aisha up from their home at the PPRT 8 public housing project.
“On the way to the hospital, I tried an alternative route using Jalan Tiku to avoid the traffic jam. But I was caught in another congestion at a roadblock in Jalan Kuhara. Luckily, an ambulance passed by and Aisha informed them of her mother’s state. They instructed me to follow their vehicle,” said the retired civil servant.
Noziee safely delivered her fourth child, weighing in at 3.4kg, in their Perodua Myvi mobile near the Tawau Hospital gates. She later wrote on her Facebook that the baby was admitted to another ward for developing a breathing problem.
But rest assured that both the mother and the son are in stable condition. Congrats to the mummy!