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Woman gives birth on rly platform

THE ASIAN AGE. | SONU SHRIVASTAVA
Published : Sep 3, 2018, 1:39 am IST
Updated : Sep 3, 2018, 1:39 am IST

Along with the station master, railway aayahs (midwives) helped the woman deliver the baby boy.

The woman with her baby and the nursing staff.
 The woman with her baby and the nursing staff.

Mumbai: A 26-year-old woman gave birth to a baby boy at Nalasopara station, even as she was on her way to a hospital in Kandivali Sunday morning.

The woman delivered the boy on the middle foot-over-bridge (FoB) of the station. As soon as the station master got to know that the woman was in labour, he made an announcement calling commuters who were nurses and doctors to assist the woman. Fortunately, there was nursing staff which came forward to help the woman.

Along with the station master, railway aayahs (midwives) helped the woman deliver the baby boy.

Station superintendent R.K. Meena told The Asian Age, “As we don’t have medical staff at the station, we immediately announced whether any nurses or doctors were available among the passengers at the station to assist the woman with safe delivery. They responded quickly to help the woman in labour.”

Ravinder Bhakar, chief public relations officer of Western Railway (WR), said that the station superintendent of Nalasopara, Meena, was informed at around 9.05 am by some commuters that a woman on the middle FOB was experiencing labour. Meena immediately rushed to the spot along with a doctor and two nurses from 108 medical services, including two female cleaning staff. They helped Mrs Reshma Begum (26) to deliver the baby boy.

After Mrs Begum had delivered, both the mother and child were rushed to Nalasopara Municipal Hospital through 108 ambulance for further medical assistance. The mother and child are both fine.

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