A woman en route to the hospital delivered a baby girl at Thane railway station earlier this week. This is the second such case in Thane in the last two months.
Harjeet Kaur, who was due for delivery, was travelling from her maternal home in Diva to CSM Hospital in Kalwa on Tuesday night.
Around 10:30 pm, Kaur went into labour, following which her mother and sister, who were accompanying her, called out for help. Seeing their plight, a fellow passenger called railway helpline and requested for a medical team at the next station, Thane.
As the train pulled into platform 4, doctors from the station’s Re 1 clinic examined her condition. Sensing urgency, they rushed the expecting mother to the medical room, where the baby was safely delivered.
After delivery, a constable and a railway staffer took the Chembur-resident and her daughter to Thane Civil hospital. They are both in a stable condition.
Later, Kaur’s husband, Manjeet, thanked the railway team for their timely help in delivering the baby.
The incident comes less than two months after Zeba Parveen Ansari, who was travelling from Titwala to visit Rajawadi Hospital in Ghatkopar, went into labour near Thane and delivered a baby at the station’s Emergency Medical Room (EMR).
Central Railways started Re 1 clinics last year to provide emergency help to rail accident victims and offer medical treatment to the general public. The clinics have helped deliver at least four other babies in the last few months alone.Back to latest news