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Expectant Mothers and New Born Babies

Expectant Mothers and New Born Babies

Expectant Mothers

An expectant mother in good health may be accepted for transportation up to and including the 32nd week of pregnancy.

At the time of making the bookings, if the pregnancy is advanced beyond 32 weeks and with the anticipation of normal delivery, the expectant mother be accepted for travel up to and including the 35th week of pregnancy, i.e., up to, at least 5 weeks prior to the expected date of confinement. A medical certificate from the attending obstetrician must be obtained stating that she is fit to travel.

If more than one month elapses between the date the booking is effected and the departure, a further certificate should be obtained, dated not more than 3 days, prior to departure.

Cases of multiple and complicated pregnancy should not be accepted after the 32nd week in the case of :

  • Multiple pregnancy which refers to twins, triplets etc.
  • Complicated pregnancy which refers to cases where on previous occasions a mother has experienced difficult and complicated delivery

In case of the pregnancy beyond 35 weeks, passenger may be accepted for transportation only on urgent or compassionate grounds, with the authority of the Executive Director - Medical Services, after filling the MEDIF form.

New Born Baby

The infant should be 14 days old before air travel

Exceptionally, for life saving treatment for the new born, the mother and child can be accepted for travel, before 14 days, with a medical certificate of the Obstetrician and a Pediatrician. These passengers have to be accompanied by a doctor. In such cases also, an Indemnity has to be obtained from the passenger, as in the case of MEDA passengers.

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