AROUND SLOVAKIA

Julka was born over Galanta

BABY Julka was born in a rescue helicopter on September 23 during the transport of her mother by the Helicopter Rescue Medical Service Air Transport Europe (VZZS ATE) to Bratislava from its base in Poprad, the spokesperson of VZZS ATE, Sylvia Galajda, told the TASR newswire. The mother had originally been hospitalised in Prešov and was being transported to a better-equipped hospital because of the baby's cardiovascular condition.

BABY Julka was born in a rescue helicopter on September 23 during the transport of her mother by the Helicopter Rescue Medical Service Air Transport Europe (VZZS ATE) to Bratislava from its base in Poprad, the spokesperson of VZZS ATE, Sylvia Galajda, told the TASR newswire. The mother had originally been hospitalised in Prešov and was being transported to a better-equipped hospital because of the baby's cardiovascular condition.

“We received a request for the transport of a patient who had already started childbirth – a premature childbirth – and the baby had a grave congenital heart defect that was diagnosed prenatally,” Kořínek told TASR. He added that the flight, 105 minutes long altogether, was going without incident until the last ten minutes when the birth could no longer be delayed. Kořínek said the mother was very brave and the baby girl was born weighing 1.7 kilograms. A woman obstetrician from Prešov was also onboard.

“This was a high priority transport, due mainly to the baby and her condition. She was immediately taken to the cardiovascular hospital and underwent surgery,” Kořínek said. The new mother, aged 34 and from Kežmarok, was immediately taken to Kramáre Hospital and her baby was taken to the Children’s National Centre for Cardiovascular Diseases. Ga- lajda said that this was the first known birth in a rescue helicopter in Slovakia.

Kořínek said that the girl, named Julka, was literally “air-born” at 10:45 somewhere over Malá Mača in the Galanta district.


Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

News digest: Penta partner Haščák reportedly charged with corruption after a police raid

Anti-communist fighters will receive pensions. Sunk tugboat being drawn out of the water.

Jaroslav Haščák

Car industry needs to jump on the latest trends

Economy minister promises extensive support for hydrogen technologies in Slovakia.

The Hydrogen Technology Research Centre (CVVT) is to be launched at the end of 2020 or beginning of 2021 in Košice to do R&D in this field.

Responsibility goes hand in hand with EU advantages, says President Čaputová

President Zuzana Čaputová spoke with Vice President of the European Commission for Values and Transparency, Věra Jourová.

President Zuzana Čaputová

Half of all parents lack time to help their children with distance learning

Some have a hard time motivating their children, others do not understand the curriculum.