Kathrina Macababbad, a nurse at Manila's Philippine General Hospital, in the neonatal intensive care unit, was bathing one of the babies when they were told to evacuate because of a fire. Out of 35 newborns, they were able to quickly carry those who could breathe on their own to another hospital. Macababbad and another fellow nurse, Jomar Mallari then returned to rescue the babies who were hooked to ventilators. The nurses had to make multiple trips, using one arm to carry the babies and another to operate the Ambu bags for manual ventilation. The dedicated nurses managed to rescue all the babies. “We provide them (infant patients) all the possible best care that we can give them because they are totally dependent on us," says Macababbad.

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