In a fateful tragedy, both the mother and her newborn baby, who she had delivered while on board Ratnagiri-Dadar passenger train on Sunday (April 23) afternoon, died in Navi Mumbai hospital.
Chandana Sarkar, a 26-year-old woman from West Bengal, was travelling in the Ratnagiri-Dadar passenger train on Sunday afternoon when she delivered the baby.
Sources say the baby had survived miraculously as immediately after the delivery, it slipped out of Sarkar’s hands and fell on the tracks through the toilet outlet while the train was still moving.
As per the information by the Central Railway, Sarkar had delivered the baby near Kasu station and after the baby slipped out of her hands, she alerted the fellow passengers, who pulled the chain and stopped the train.
The railway and police staff rushed both of them to a nearby hospital in Pen. They were sent to Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation’s (NMMC) Hospital in Vashi for further treatment.
But, as the baby was born with a low weighed, around 1.4kg, it died on Monday (April 24) morning.
Sources informed that when Sarkar was admitted in Navi Mumbai Hospital. Sarkar’s liver function was very poor and she also suffered from breathlessness. She breathed her last on last night at 11.30. Her post-mortem is done and reports are awaited while her exact cause of death is still awaited.
Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Prashant Javade, Medical Superintendent attached with Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporations General Hospital, Vashi, said, “The woman and her baby were referred to NMMC Vashi on Sunday night by Pen civil hospital. She was admitted to the hospital with signs of breathlessness and looked very pale as well. Sarkar’s liver function was very poor and she breathed her last on Tuesday (April 25) night.”
Though the hospital began immediate treatment of the mother and the child, the baby died after a few hours of admission as it was suffering from septicaemia. A day later, the mother too died.
“Sarkar was put on medication for two days, but she also could not survive. She died on Tuesday around 11.30pm. We are awaiting her post-mortem report,” Dr Javade.