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Field hospital in Nepal welcomes newborn baby girl

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After almost a week of heart-breaking news from quake-hit Nepal, there was at last a small but beautiful moment of joy.

A baby girl was born on Friday to a young Nepalese couple in one of the field hospitals set up by foreign teams to bring emergency aid to the population.

Both mother, 19-year-old Lata Chand, and her baby, who hasn’t been named yet, are doing well.

Lata was heavily pregnant when the 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck last Saturday.

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Together with her husband they ran out of their house in panic.

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Although their home was undamaged, the hospital where Lata was due to give birth was put out of action.

On Friday morning they went instead to a field hospital set up by the Israeli military where the infant was born.

A beaming midwife, Dganit Gery, said she hoped the news would show all Nepalese women that there was hope for the future.