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RPF constable helps woman deliver a baby on the railway platform

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Jun 22, 2017, 7:11 pm IST
Updated : Jun 22, 2017, 7:11 pm IST

Shobha Mote has helped deliver a child in the past as well when she was posted at CST.

The child was welcomed in a matter of minutes (Photo: Twitter)
 The child was welcomed in a matter of minutes (Photo: Twitter)

Mumbai: Incidents of childbirth on a flight or on a train have been reported in the past, but thinking of a delivery on a chaotic suburban railway station in Mumbai seems to be taking things too far. Although a woman going into labour at a station may seem like a challenging situation, an RPF constable proved otherwise when she saved the day.

24-year-old Meenakshi Jadhav was at Thane station to board a train for visiting a hospital in Ghatkopar, when she started experiencing labour pain on the platform. When her husband called for help, RPF LHC Shobha Mote rushed to the spot and arranged for blankets and a first aid kit.

 

Shobha Mote, who was handling the scanning machine, got assistance from other passengers and the child was delivered within minutes. The woman and the newborn were later shifted to the nearby Civil Hospital.

 

This isn’t the first time the RPF constable has helped deliver a child, she did it before when she was posted at Mumbai’s CST.

Tags: viral story, railway platform, delivery, constable