A 21-year -old woman gave birth on Saturday night in a bus, which was travelling from Blantyre to Lilongwe.
According to a witness, Alex Banda, who was also travelling in the bus belonging to Premier Bus Service, the woman, Maress Patrick started manifesting signs of discomfort immediately after they left Ntcheu Bus Depot.
“Some passengers suspected that Maress Patrick was suffering from malaria as She was vomiting. She was then given some pain killers but after a long-running suffering it was established that the woman was experiencing labour pains,” said Banda.
He said the labour pains continued and the situation prompted the driver to stop the bus just between Lizulu and Dedza.
“With the help of a Kamuzu College of Nursing student, but on attachment to Ntcheu District Hospital, the woman managed to deliver a baby boy safely,” Banda said.
Dedza district health officer Dr. Bessie Phiri confirmed the development and said both the woman and the baby are in good condition.
“The baby was weighing two kilogrammes, which is almost normal. Meanwhile, the woman has been discharged from the hospital and left for her home village in Mzimba,” said Phiri.