Woman heading to Mumbai hospital delivers baby in local train at Thane station
A 22-year-old woman, who was travelling from Titwala to get admitted to a hospital in Ghatkopar after she went into labour, delivered in a train at Thane railway station around 12.15am on Saturday, with help of the medical staff at the 1 Rupee clinic located on the station premises.
The mother, Zeba Ansari, and the infant girl were shifted to Thane Civil Hospital after delivery.
On Friday, Zeba, a resident of Titwala, returned home around 7pm from Rajawadi hospital after a check-up. “But later in the night, Zeba started getting labour pains, so we decided to go to Rajawadi. We boarded a 11.14pm Thane local from Titwala, along with my mother,” said Muhammad Ansari, 30, her husband, who is a tailor by profession.
“By the time the train pulled into Thane, Zeba was getting severe contractions, so I rushed to the railway police, and they immediately called the doctor at the 1 Rupee clinic. The doctor and the nurse came to the compartment and helped my wife deliver,” Ansari said.
“The woman delivered the baby in the local after which she was shifted to our hospital around 1.30am. Both the child and the mother are healthy and safe and will be discharged soon,” said Dr Sangeeta Makode, additional civil surgeon, Thane Civil Hospital.