Mother gives birth on train, Eastern Railway extends helping hand
Kolkata: Timely intervention by the doctors of Eastern Railway has saved the life of a young mother and her newborn girl on Thursday.
Reema Devi (24) was travelling in the ladies compartment of 15050 Dn Patna – Jayanagar Intercity Express (Ticket No. 80634939). When the train crossed Madhupur and was approaching Asansol station, the passenger suddenly felt labour pain and gave birth to a newborn girl. Her husband immediately contacted the Travelling Ticket Examiner (TTE), who informed the incident to the station control, Asansol accordingly.
When the train reached Asansol at 1.35 pm, Dr. Abhijit Modak, Medical Officer, Asansol Railway Hospital, attended the young mother and rendered necessary medical treatment. She along with the baby were taken to the sub divisional hospital at Asansol in an ambulance. Both the mother and the baby are keeping well.