The Times of India is reporting that an expectant mother needing to get to Safdarjung Hospital used Uber when, after repeatedly calling, she was unable to get an ambulance. On the way to the hospital she began giving birth in the back of the car. The driver, Shahnawaz, used towels and drinking water in a bowl to aid the delivery. Once delivered the driver finished the trip, helping the new mother and baby into the hospital via stretcher.
The woman and her family have asked Shahnawaz to name the child. He is expected to name the baby Uber, after the company that he works for who has afforded him this unique (for a cab driver) opportunity.
The use of Uber in medical emergencies is not unheard of. Just last month a man called an for an Uber car instead of an ambulance after being shot. The company even has a policy of providing Uber-birthed babies with a free onesie.
— Uber (@Uber) July 30, 2013
Back in September a baby was born in the back of an Uber outside the Lincoln Tunnel while on the way to Lennox Hill Hospital in New York City. New York City has had a number of ambulance response time issues, making Uber a more timely service provider for (very) soon to be mothers.