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7-month pregnant woman delivers premature baby on Mumbai local train

Savita Thokre (35) was on her way to KEM hospital for monthly check-up when she developed labour pains and delivered a baby girl weighing 1.34 kg.

mumbai Updated: May 28, 2017 09:57 IST
Ram Parmar
As the local crossed Vaitarna station, Savita Thakre developed labour pains and a group of women commuters came to her aid and helped her deliver the baby.
As the local crossed Vaitarna station, Savita Thakre developed labour pains and a group of women commuters came to her aid and helped her deliver the baby.(Bachchan Kumar/HT FILE PHOTO )

A seven-month pregnant woman delivered a premature baby girl on a local train near Virar station in Mumbai on Saturday.

Savita Thokre (35), a resident of Saphale in Palghar, was on her way to KEM hospital for monthly check-up. She had boarded a Churchgate-bound local train with her husband Santosh (45), a clerk.

As the local crossed Vaitarna station, she developed labour pains and a group of women commuters came to her aid and helped her deliver the baby.

As the train reached Virar station, four RPF constables rushed Savita to Joshi Hospital near the station.

According to Dr Hemant Joshi, the baby weighs 1.34 kg and will be in the neo-natal intensive care unit (NNICU) in the hospital for the next fortnight as she was underweight.

Savita and Santosh have been married for 15 years. Their first child, which was also born prematurely and weighed a mere 1.5 kg, died on the fifth day after delivery.