But for the timely intervention of two public health officers, the life of a woman in labour who gave birth in the middle of the road in Dambai in the Oti region would have been in danger.
The two health officers, Rita Wurapa and Rose Ayivor who were on a monitoring trip to Dambai and Nkwanta encountered a woman in labour on a motorbike in Dambai.
The motor rider and husband who was conveying his distressed wife to a nearby health facility had no option but to stop in the middle of the road.
A crowd started to gather around the screaming mother, and helpless husband but no one could offer help until the two health officers arrived at the scene to see the woman in labour.
In the middle of the street, they delivered the woman of the baby after marshalling women standing by to form a screen with their clothing.
The mother and the newly born baby were later sent to the clinic.