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Emergency medical technicians rescue abandoned baby in Achimota forest

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A four-member crew of the Emergency Medical Technicians from the National Ambulance Service has rescued a two-week old female baby abandoned at the Achimota forest in the Greater Accra region.

The crew was on its way from an emergency at the Ga West Municipal Hospital when they met the unexpected.

According to an eyewitness, Mr Alex Garther, a pastor who went to the Achimota forest to pray, came across this wrapped baby in the forest.

In an interview he said, “I came here to pray and immediately I came out from my car, something pushed me to turn around. That was when I saw a new born baby wrapped and left alone in the bush. I called a woman who was passing by to have a look and later we saw an ambulance approaching, so we stopped them to help us in this rescue.

A member of the crew, SEMT Ebenezer Andoh-Acquah, said he saw the baby tightly wrapped with a polythene bag covering the head and neck.

The infant was at risk of suffocation.

“When we got to scene, I saw the child struggling to move, breath and then suffocating. So quickly I picked and unwrapped her, the vital signs were taken and we ensured proper airway maintenance,” he stated.

The two-week-old female baby has been transported to the Achimota hospital for further management.

The crew members are AEMT Jabez Dodoo, SEMT Ebenezer Andoh- Acquah, EMT Coster Brady and EMT Ezekiel Annan.

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