Two Women Migrant Workers Give Birth While Travelling In Shramik Trains

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To deliver a baby during a major health crisis with no proper facilities is a devastating thought for any mother. However, on Sunday, two migrant women while travelling to Odisha in separate trains gave birth to two healthy infants.

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Two Women migrant workers gave birth

One of the women who was returning to her hometown in a Balangir-bound train gave birth to a baby girl.

“When the Shramik Express from Kazipet in Telangana was approaching Titilagarh, the woman who was accompanied by her husband complained of labour pain, following which the loco pilot stopped the train at Titilagarh railway station,” Railway official told NDTV.

“On being informed, the railway divisional medical officer rushed to the station and attended to the pregnant woman who gave birth to a healthy baby girl, he said. The woman and her child were moved to Titilagarh Government Hospital” he further told.

Sub-Divisional Medical Officer (SDMO) S Mishra talking about the child’s and mother’s health said their condition was stable.

Another woman was travelling in a Shramik Special train and gave birth to a baby while being taken to a hospital at Jharsuguda, according to the officials.

“Today afternoon a pregnant lady travelling by Shramik express developed labour pain. The train stopped and she was taken in Police vehicle to the hospital. However she delivered in Police vehicle IIC Smt Savitri Bal supervised delivery. Mother and child are fine in DHH Jharsuguda now (sic),” Director General of Police Abhay tweeted.

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Similar case

A similar case had occurred on May 22, 2020 when a 35-year-old woman from Odisha delivered a baby boy in Secunderabad-Balangir Shramik Special train.

Coronavirus cases

The total number of Coronavirus positive cases has risen to 1,30,000 in India. This includes 2650 active cases, 57,721 recoveries, and 4,021 deaths. In lockdown 4.0 Indian railways has started several trains for the migrants to go home.

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Saumya Tiwari is an intern with SheThePeople.TV