Doctors help a 25-year-old woman deliver baby boy at Pune station

The railway staff and doctors rushed to the aid of the pregnant woman who was in severe pain. They came together and worked in harmony to ensure the safe delivery of the child

Image used for representational purposes only
Image used for representational purposes only

A full-term pregnant lady and her husband were travelling from Bangalore to Ahmedabad in Renigunta Express. In transit, Sita Begi, the 25-year-old lady began to experience severe labour pain. Her husband, Moti Lal immediately informed the railway official on board.

Around 9:15 p.m. on Saturday, May 25, Railway Commercial office A.T. Gangwani received a complaint of a lady going through severe labour pain.

He immediately rushed the patient to Aditya Birla Free Medical Unit at Pune station. Dr Prasad Sawant assisted by BVG Dr Jayashree Alkunte attended this emergency at the medical unit and successfully conducted the delivery.

The medical staff of Aditya Birla Hospital stabilised both the baby and the mother and ensured they were both normal. Proper examination of mother and baby was done. “The baby was normal and cried immediately after birth and weighed 2.8 kg. The patient along with newborn baby boy was shifted to Sassoon Hospital for further treatment,” shared Dr Prasad Sawant from Aditya Birla Hospital.

“We are very proud of our medical staff who are always available at the Pune Station to handle such emergency cases. The support which we received from the railway staff and railway police was also outstanding. I am happy both the mother and the baby are fine,” shared Rekha Dubey, CEO, Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital.

“We started with the Free Medical Care Unit with Central Railway Pune Division in April 2018 to provide the free of cost medical services to passengers round the clock. Since its inception, the centre has attended and treated 5,304 patients, handled 118 emergency and critical cases and has attended 320 patients in running trains. Our staff is doing a great job with cooperation and support from the railway staff,” she further added.