Mumbai local: Woman delivers a baby girl

26-year-old Salma Shaikh was travelling by train to KEM Hospital for her delivery. Bu, on the way she started getting labour pain. With the help from one rupee clinic she delivered a baby girl in the train. Currently, the services of these clinics are available at various stations like Dadar, Kurla, Ghatkopar, Vashi, Wadala Road and Mulund. The patients taking treatment there only have to pay ‘One Rupee’


On Monday night around 10:15 pm an unusual scene played out in the local train. 26-year-old Salma Shaikh was travelling to KEM Hospital for her delivery. The train reached Dadar and suddenly the woman started getting labour pain.

The station master immediately called up ‘One Rupee Clinic’s’ on duty doctor Prajvalit Sonkamble who delivered the baby in the train. About two months ago, an initiative was started, ‘One Rupee Clinic’ wherein doctors voluntarily give medical treatment for a rupee in select railway stations.

Dr Sonkamble said, “2 GRP constable helped me during the delivery. Baby and mother both are doing well. The baby weighs 2.5 kg. And the lady has been admitted to KEM Hospital, Parel for further treatment.”

The One rupee Clinic has proven its necessity in crowded places. We are very happy to serve more people in Mumbai.  Dr Rahul Ghule, the man behind the concept of ‘One Rupee Clinic’ said, “It is once again proved that, in the crowded areas, one rupee clinic is needed. In the month of July also one baby was delivered through ‘One rupee clinic’. This clinic is for common people. Through this clinic, various medical facilities are provided.