Veterinarian praised for saving baby's life

Veterinarian praised for saving baby's life

Vet Waree “Dr Mon Pet Angel’’ Limrungsukho, 34, saves the life of a baby boy who was born prematurely to a Myanmar construction worker on a side street not far from her clinic in Bangkok's Taling Chan district on Sunday night. (Capture from a clip taken by Min K Wg Facebook page)
Vet Waree “Dr Mon Pet Angel’’ Limrungsukho, 34, saves the life of a baby boy who was born prematurely to a Myanmar construction worker on a side street not far from her clinic in Bangkok's Taling Chan district on Sunday night. (Capture from a clip taken by Min K Wg Facebook page)

A veterinarian has been praised by netizens for saving the life of a baby boy born prematurely to a Myanmar construction worker on a side street in Taling Chan district, Bangkok, on Sunday night.

Vet Waree “Dr Mon Pet Angel’’ Limrungsukho, 34, said while she was treating a customer’s pet at her clinic on Chim Phli Road, someone entered her clinic at about 7pm on Sunday and alerted her that a woman was giving birth on the side street not far from her clinic, but the baby did not cry.  She immediately went there and found the newborn and his mother on the side street.

The baby was not breathing and his body turned purple. She carefully massaged his chest to help him breathe before carrying him with placenta still attached to her clinic.

The veterinarian used a syringe to clear the baby’s respiratory tract, shook his body and performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation until he could breathe on his own and gave a loud cry, to the cheers of people inside the clinic. 

The boy and his mother were later sent to Siriraj Hospital.

The incident was captured on video and shared online by Facebook user “Min K Wg’’. The veterinarian won praise from netizens after the clips featuring the life-saving of the baby went viral online. As of 7.20pm on Monday, the clips drew more than 3.3 million views.

Vet Waree said she did not think of anything when helping the baby. If she had done nothing, she would have regretted it all her life, said the veterinarian.

“I have been a veterinarian treating animals for 10 years and have never experienced such an incident. It’s the first time I helped save a human,’’ said the veterinarian. 

Media reports that the Myanmar worker earlier called a taxi to take her to a hospital, but the driver refused to take her. However, he gave her telephone numbers of hospital ambulances. A Thai friend of the woman called an ambulance but the woman gave birth before it arrived.


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