A 24-year-old woman on her way to the hospital on Wednesday delivered a baby boy on a platform of Thane railway station with the help of an RPF officer.
The woman, Meenakshi Jadhav, experienced labour pains yesterday following which she and her husband Sandesh left for the hospital.
The couple, residents of Badlapur, had arrived at Thane railway station’s platform number 10 to catch a local train to Ghatkopar. But before they could board the train, Meenakshi started experiencing severe labour pains.
As her husband cried for help, Railway Protection Force (RPF) officer Shobha Mote, who was manning the scanning machine, and other women reached for help and provided Meenakshi a dignified cover.
After a few minutes, she gave birth to a baby boy.
“A lady passenger delivered a baby boy at PF10 of Thane station with timely assistance of RPF LHC Shobha Mote and passenger nurse,” Central Railway tweeted.
Both mother and baby, born around 25 days early, are being treated in Civil Hospital and are reportedly safe.
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