My baby is alive — thanks to Oman

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In­done­sian cit­i­zen Fitri Gus­nawati has be­come the first woman to give birth to a baby at Mus­cat In­ter­na­tional Air­port.

Speak­ing to the Times of Oman, Gus­nawati thanked ev­ery­one who helped de­liver her baby safely and made her stay as com­fort­able as pos­si­ble.

“Thank you Oman, thank you Royal Hos­pi­tal and thank you Mus­cat air­port,” she said.

This is the 20-year-old’s first baby. “I am so happy and so is my hus­band, I am ex­cited to go back home.”

Gus­nawati, who works in Morocco, Lumpur,” Gus­nawati said.

“I work in Morocco as a house­maid, I left In­done­sia for Morocco in June, but I didn’t know I was preg­nant,” she added.

Gus­nawati gave birth on the floor of the plane gal­ley, with the help of a Malaysian woman and a Filipino woman.

“I was in pain and my wa­ter broke, peo­ple were very shocked,” she added .

Both mother and child were later trans­ferred to the Royal Hos­pi­tal for treat­ment.

“The baby boy was born at 6.30am on Satur­day, and they ar­rived at the hos­pi­tal at 8.30am. The mother was between 32 to 35 weeks of preg­nancy and her son weighs ap­prox­i­mately 2.4kg,” said Zubaida Suleiman Al Balushi, ma­ter­nity unit nurse at the Royal Hos­pi­tal.

A state­ment from the Mus­cat In­ter­na­tional Air­port said that it is equipped with state-ofthe-art med­i­cal ser­vices to han­dle emer­gen­cies, which places the air­port in full readi­ness at any time.

“Oman Air­ports had signed an agree­ment with KIMS Oman Hos­pi­tal re­gard­ing the pro­vi­sion of med­i­cal ser­vices at the new Mus­cat In­ter­na­tional Air­port, which of­fi­cially be­gan op­er­a­tions on March 20.

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