Lieutenant Colonel Andrea Lewis, the commanding officer of the field hospital at Camp Bastion, has said that his staff "adapted brilliantly" to the completely unexpected task of delivering a child. He told the Daily Mail:
This is a unique occurrence, but my team is well-rehearsed in the unexpected and they adapted brilliantly to this situation.
I am pleased to report the mother and baby are doing well and we are all delighted at the outcome.
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