The pregnant woman hailed from Srikakulam. Her water broke during the journey when the train was about to reach Anakapalli station. The final year medical student K Swathi Reddy was also travelling in the same coach. On seeing a woman in labour, a 23-year-old from Narasaraopeta, immediately resorted to help soon-to-be mother deliver a baby on a moving train.
K Swathi Reddy works at Gitam Institute of Medical Sciences (GIMSR), was travelling from Vijayawada to Visakhapatnam on the same train.
Medical Student Helps Woman Deliver Baby on Train
Reddy said, “It was 3:30 am and a man approached me to help his wife who was suffering from labour pain. He didn’t know I was a doctor. With the help of two other women in the compartment and police on duty, the woman safely delivered a baby at 5:35 am”, as per a report.
Talking about her experience, “Previously, I assisted my professors and fellow doctors during deliveries, but this was the first time I did it alone without any equipment. I was tense throughout the process, but felt happy after the safe delivery,” added Reddy.
The family members of the woman were happy to see mother and baby were safe. Everyone in the coach congratulated the student, who ensured safe and sound delivery. Later, the co-passengers and family members informed the concerned authorities once as the train pulled over at Anakapalli station.
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A couple of years back, similar emergency delivery was done on a moving train by a final year MBBS student.
The student Vipin Khadse managed to perform a complicated delivery on the train with the help of WhatsApp. He received instructions from his seniors for performing the delivery The 24-year-old Chitralekha went into labour on the Ahmedabad-Puri Express, as per The Times of India report.
Chitralekha accompanied by her spouse boarded the train at Ahmedabad, where they work as labourers. She went into labour a few kilometers before Nagpur near Wardha junction. Her relatives had to pull the chain after her condition deteriorated.
Vipin Khadse at that time was pursuing a medical degree at Nagpur-based Government Medical College & Hospital. Khadse came into the picture when the ticket collector and guard were looking for a doctor on the train. Thus he offered to help.