Thane : In just a month, the Thane railway station in Maharashtra has witnessed two successful childbirths.
During her journey to Mumbai, a 20-year-old pregnant woman started experiencing labour pain on a train ride early this morning. Thanks to a two-year old court order, the woman, Pooja Chauhan, got all the help at hand at that time.
It was on the Konkan Kanya Express, Ms Chauhan went into active labour – a few stops before her destination in Mumbai. As soon as the train stopped at the Thane railway station, railway officials informed the station manager and she was taken on a stretcher to a “One Rupee Clinic” where the staff helped her deliver a baby boy.
‘One Rupee Clinics’ were set up at different railway stations in Maharashtra in 2017 to help commuters in case of medical emergencies. The Central Railway along with a Mumbai-based medical firm established the 24X7 “One Rupee Clinics” following a Bombay high court order.
Union Minister Piyush Goyal shared a report of the incident on Twitter saying: “Thane ke Chowkidars are always ready to serve the nation.”
Both the mother and infant are doing fine, doctors at the one-rupee clinic said.