It was just an ordinary day for Mr Mohamad Nazaruddin, serving passengers just like he did the last two years. Little did he know that it would be life changing as he picked up his first passenger of the day.
These are the words of appreciation from Mdm Ma.elena del Rosario Ortiz: “This is such an unforgettable and remarkable experience. I feel shocked and also overjoyed that my baby girl was born in a taxi. My husband and I would like to thank Mr Mohammad for doing a good job to take care of our baby and reassure us that the baby is fine. It was very well done.”
Mdm Ma.elena’s newborn arrived in Mr Mohamad’s taxi yesterday afternoon while she and her husband were enroute to the hospital for a checkup. Upon noticing that Mdm Ma.elena was in pain, he took the initiative to drive the couple to the nearest hospital. Even before they arrived, the baby was delivered in the taxi! Mr Mohamad remained calm and advised Mr Hamid, Mdm Ma.elena’s husband, on what he had to do to ensure the baby was fine.
The 39 year old taxi partner shared, “I’m lost for words. I’m glad that I’m able to help them in terms of giving them advice on what to do with the baby and ensuring that the baby is safe. I feel great about being part of this amazing journey with the parents. I hope that the family will be happy and joyous and wish them all the best.”
Upon arrival at the hospital, Mr Mohamad immediately got help from the nurses, and waived the taxi fare for Mr and Mrs Hamid. We cannot be happier to be part of this meaningful journey, and extend our congratulations to Mr and Mrs Hamid on their newborn! On this joyous occasion, SMRT will waive Mr Mohamad’s taxi rental for a day 🙂 Kudos to Mr Mohamad, our SMRT taxi partner. #SMRTHeroes