Woman Gives Birth At Mumbai Rail Station, "One-Rupee Clinic" To Rescue Again

The woman was travelling from Nerul to Panvel when she experienced labour pain. Doctors and staff members of Railway's One Rupee Clinic promptly came to her rescue and helped her deliver the child.

Woman Gives Birth At Mumbai Rail Station, 'One-Rupee Clinic' To Rescue Again

The mother and the child are reported to be healthy and have been shifted to a hospital.

Mumbai:

An 18-year-old woman gave birth at Mumbai's crowded Panvel station on Thursday morning.

She was travelling from Nerul to Panvel when she experienced labour pain. Doctors and staff members of Railway's "One-Rupee Clinic" promptly came to her rescue and helped her deliver a child.

Manisha Kale, the mother, and the baby are reported to be healthy and have been shifted to a hospital.

This is the 11th instance when "One-Rupee Clinic" proved to be a blessing for women travelling in the city's local trains.

"Our Panvel centre night in-charge Dr Vishal Vani got a call from the station manager, and Manisha Kale gave birth to a baby girl with the help of the doctor and railway staff," Dr Rahul Ghule CEO of "One-Rupee Clinic" was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.

"We are proud of our ''One-Rupee Clinic'' staff for successfully providing golden-hour treatment to passengers," he added.

Last month, a 29-year-old woman gave birth at the "One-Rupee Clinic" of Maharashtra's Thane railway station. In April too, a child delivery took place at the same station.

"One Rupee Clinics" were set up at different railway stations in Maharashtra in 2017 to help passengers 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.

The consultation fee at these clinics is Re 1, a blood pressure check-up is done for free. The charges for other tests are also minimal.

(With inputs from ANI, PTI)

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