Mumbai, November 21: A woman passenger, travelling from Nerul to Panvel in a local train in Mumbai, gave birth to a child at Panvel railway station in Navi Mumbai on Thursday morning. According to a tweet by ANI, the baby was delivered with the help of a doctor of Railway's One Rupee Clinic and the railway staff. Reports inform that the mother and the child are healthy and have been shifted to a hospital.
In the last month, a 29-year-old woman travelling to Mumbai in a local train gave birth to a baby boy in a clinic at Thane railway station on the Central Line. According to reports, the woman, identified as Subhanti Patra, started having labour pains while she was heading from Karjat to Parel and finally gave birth to a baby at Thane station, a station in between the two destinations. Thane: Woman Delivers Baby at One-Rupee Clinic at Railway Station After Getting Labour Pain on Board Local Train.
Here's the tweet:
Maharashtra: A woman, travelling from Nerul to Panvel, gave birth to a child at Panvel railway station earlier this morning, with the help of a doctor of Railway's One Rupee Clinic and the railway staff. The mother and the child are healthy and have been shifted to a hospital. pic.twitter.com/8v0cTTypbb
— ANI (@ANI) November 21, 2019
To provide passenger-friendly facilities to its commuters, the Central Railway sometime back introduced the concept of such clinics at its major stations where doctors provide consultation at a meager charge of Re 1. There have been many incidences in the past where women have delivered babies at railway stations across the city. In April, a 20-year-old woman travelling to Mumbai in a long-distance train gave birth to a baby at a clinic in Thane railway station.