KLIA miraculous moment: Airport staff rush to aid woman deliver baby in waiting area
SHAH ALAM - In an unexpected turn of events, a woman gave birth at the waiting area of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang, creating a unique and heartwarming moment amidst the usual airport hustle.
In a Facebook post, Malaysia Airports said when the incident happened, the airport's Aviation Security (AVSEC) and Customer Experience Management (CEM) teams had acted swiftly and immediately assisted the woman who was in labour.
They then called a medical officer from the Health Ministry (KKM) and Medilife Paramedic for treatment and examination.
It said the mother and her newborn child were then rushed to the Serdang hospital.
"Wow, someone gave birth! Recently, KLIA Terminal 1 was surprised with the news of a passenger who gave birth to her child in the waiting area.
“Congratulations AVSEC, CEM, Terminal Services Department, KKM, Medlife and others for the prompt and efficient action,” Malaysia Airports said in the post with a photo of a personnel holding the newborn baby.
The post was flooded with comments congratulating the airport personnel, highlighting the dedication and professionalism demonstrated during the unexpected situation.
A Facebook user wrote: “Congratulations to all involved. The most beautiful memories. Hopefully the mother and baby are in a good condition.”
Another wrote: “Well done and congratulations on the efficiency of the members who were involved. Salute.”
The positive sentiment also echoed across various online platforms, emphasising the commendable efforts of the airport staff in ensuring the safety and well-being of passengers during unexpected and challenging circumstances.