A quick examination revealed that the baby was crowning so there was no time to take Salma to a hospital. Dr Prajwaleet Kambli then decided to perform the delivery inside the ladies compartment. The mother and her newborn girl were shifted to the nearby KEM hospital. Both are stable now.
Nurse Sanjeevani Padwal, who assisted the doctor, said she had never seen anything of this sort. "We thought we will just help her get to the platform so that she can be taken to the hospital in an ambulance, but by then it was too late."
To provide prompt and affordable medical assistance, the Central Railways in Mumbai had started "One Rupee Clinics" at many stations across Mumbai. The first clinic was opened at Ghatkopar railway station on May 10, 2017. Officials say that the move is benefiting passengers during medical exigencies. While the consultation fee at these clinics is Re 1, a blood pressure check-up is done free of cost. The charges for other tests are affordable.