Another baby delivered amid Delhi’s traffic congestion

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Oct 31, 2015 01:25 IST

Another woman gave birth to a baby inside a bus enroute to Ghaziabad at Sarai Kale Khan, unable to make it to the hospital amid inching traffic on Friday. This is second such incident in the Capital. On Thursday too, a woman delivered a baby in an autorickshaw due to a traffic jam caused by Indo-African Summit.

The baby boy and the mother, 20-year-old Rekha, were rushed to Safdarjung Hospital by police officials.

Rekha was travelling from Gurgaon and suddenly started experiencing labour pain when the bus reached the Sarai Kale Khan bus station.

“I called for help and co-passengers and the bus station staff helped my wife deliver the baby. The police station was alerted and they reached the spot and immediately took us to the hospital. They went past the jams and admitted my wife and child on time. The doctors said this helped prevent infection,” said Kamlesh, Rekha’s husband.

The couple was on their way to their native village in Tikamgarh district of Madhya Pradesh and wanted to catch the train from Anand Vihar.

Immediately after Rekha delivered, she was rushed to Safdarjung Hospital in the PCR van along with sub-inspector Sashi. “It was a great moment for us. Looking at a newly born child is a great feeling. We did not do anyone a favour, we were fulfilling our duty,” said a policeman who accompanied the couple.

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