Final year medical student helps deliver baby in Duronto express, earns praise

Published on Sep 14, 2022 02:13 PM IST

The 28-year-old pregnant woman who hails from Srikakulam went into labour when the train was about to reach Anakapalli station. Telangana minister KTR complimented the medical student for her efforts.

Viral image of the medical student along with the family of new born. (Twitter)
Viral image of the medical student along with the family of new born. (Twitter)
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

A final-year medical student helped deliver a baby on board Secunderabad- Visakhapatnam Duronto Express on Tuesday winning applause.

The 28-year-old pregnant woman who hails from Srikakulam went into labour when the train was about to reach Anakapalli station. She was returning to Visakhapatnam with her husband. Travelling in the same coach, the medical student decided to help the woman in pain and delivered the baby.

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The family members of the new mother thanked the student for her efforts as both the mother and child were healthy after a successful delivery on board.

As soon as the train pulled over at Anakapalli station, the railway authorities were intimated by the family.

According to media reports, the medical student, Dr K Swathi Reddy, is a house surgeon at Gitam Institute of Medical Sciences (GIMSR), Visakhapatnam. This was her first delivery and she was worried, she said.

Telangana minister KTR complimented the medical student for her efforts.

(With ANI inputs)

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