Hanoi traffic cops learn how to deliver...babies

By Ba Do   August 9, 2016 | 04:31 pm GMT+7

Dont't worry, they won't give you a ticket as long as you push hard!

Often praised for helping both young and old to cross the road, traffic police in Hanoi now have a chance to truly deliver thanks to a first-aid course that includes - believe it or not - how to deliver a baby.

700 officers, almost young and male, of Hanois Traffic Police Division took part in a first-aid course this morning.

700 officers, mostly young men, from Hanoi’s Traffic Police Division took part in a first-aid course this morning.

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The officers were given hands-on instructions about how to treat road accident victims and women who go into labor in traffic.

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The officers, divided into pairs, took turns to act as 'midhusband' and 'nurse',  asking the mother-to-be to breathe, remain calm and push.

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They are trained to wipe the mouths and noses of newly born babies to clear the airways and to flick their leg to make them cry…

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They were also advised to refrain from cutting the umbilical cord as it could cause damage and instead, wrap it in a cloth.

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Officers also practiced performing CPR on victims who had stop breathing or suffered a cardiac arrest.

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The officers were taught how to give the kiss of life, something usually reserved for loving couples.

Photos by VnExpress/Ba Do

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