Patient Care, Trauma

Paramedics Care for Newborn and Mother After Maternity Ward Explosion

Issue 5 and Volume 40.


A paramedic attends to a new mother, who was evacuated from the maternity and children’s hospital in Cuajimalpa, on the outskirts of Mexico City, on Jan. 29. The woman gave birth to her baby in the ambulance after a powerful gas tank truck explosion shattered the maternity and children’s hospital on the western edge of Mexico’s capital, killing three adults and one baby and injuring dozens.