This can only happen in India. Wondering why I am saying this? So here’s the story which made me say this. A lady who was near to her due date had an emergency delivery that too not in a hospital but at Kalyan railway station. The woman was expecting twins. She gave birth to twins on Sunday 15th July.
The 30-year-old named Shaikh Salma Tabassum was going on LTT-Visakhapatanam express when she all of a sudden she started getting the labour pain. The lady was a resident of Narayan Nagar in Ghatkopar.
She experienced the labour pain when she was onboard on the train.
The RPF officials of the Central Railways rushed to attend the pregnant woman in such a serious situation as soon as they were alerted about the situation.
A report said that on-duty sub-inspector Nitin Gaur, along with RPF lady staff Head Constables Neelam Gupta and Surekha Kadam pressed into action and attended the woman at Kalyan in the presence of Railway Medical Staff. Luckily the woman was successful in giving birth to a healthy baby girl and a baby boy.
ANI tweeted about the same and wrote, “A woman travelling in LTT-Visakhapatnam Express gave birth to twins (a girl and a boy) in the train at Kalyan railway station. The woman is a resident of Mumbai's Ghatkopar. #Maharashtra.”
The pics of the newborns along with the two hero constables were shared on Twitter. They also won several accolades from all over for their heroic act with Railway Minister Piyush Goyal lauding the duo for their quick assistance.
Piyush Goyal tweeted, “Congratulations to the mother & a warm welcome to the newborns. Happy that the on-duty railway staff rendered prompt medical help to the lady passenger in successfully delivering the babies.”
As per the reports, the mother and her babies were doing well now and were immediately taken to Rukmanibai Hospital for further treatment and care.
Previously in the year 2017, a same case had happened at Thane station in Maharashtra, where a 24-year-old pregnant woman started experiencing severe contractions. Later, with the help from the co-passengers, a lady RPF constable delivered a baby boy on the platform.