The Columbian baby, now-named Milagros, which means “miracles”, was born prematurely at St. Francis hospital in Quibdo.
The mother, Jenny Hurtado was only 27 weeks pregnant, when she was rushed to the hospital, the New York Daily News reported.
Medics then performed a C-section but were unable to find signs of life, and declared the baby to be dead just 35 minutes later.
When the attendant handed the baby’s body over to the father''s at the morgue, they heard a soft cry.
Realizing the infant was still alive, the workers rushed her onto a plane to the Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus clinic in Bogota.
She remains there, accompanied by her aunt Reyes Hines, receiving treatment for her underdeveloped lungs in intensive care.
Her mother remains in Quibdo, recovering from the ordeal.