When 3 Delhi Cops Turned into Doctors & Helped Deliver a Baby Girl in a Van


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A 35-year-old woman in Delhi went into labour on a railway station and had to be rushed to the hospital in a PCR van. As it was already very late, two constables and an ASI, who were the PCR staff members, helped her deliver on the way. She and her twin daughters are now stable and healthy. 

Three cops in Delhi turned into doctors for a day and helped a woman deliver a baby girl, while rushing her to the hospital in a PCR van. With the help of their quick action and alert thinking, they were able to help the woman who would have otherwise been in extreme distress.

Fortunately, they were able to reach the right place at the right time, and took action without any delay.

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35-year-old Laxmibai was at the Palam Railway Station in Delhi when she went into labour. It was around 10:35 am on Saturday when the Police Control Room (PCR) received a call from her husband, Shankar, who was asking for assistance as there was no one else who could help his wife. Laxmibai was already in heavy labour and it seemed that she would deliver any moment.

This call was then transferred to the nearest PCR van and within five minutes, three PCR staff members- constable Dharamvir, ASI Rajbir and woman constable Bhagwati rushed to help. Laxmibai was carried into the van on a stretcher, and they started driving towards Dada Dev Matri Avum Shishu Chikitsalaya in Dadri. But there wasn’t much time, and cops soon realised that the child will have to be delivered right there. The van was stopped and constable Bhagwati helped deliver a baby girl.

Assuming that the delivery was complete, they took Laxmibai to the hospital. It took the van about 25 minutes to reach, and in the hospital, they were greeted by a surprise when the doctors informed that she was expecting another child.  Hence, the second girl was delivered there.

The identical twins are healthy and their mother is also in a stable condition now.

Laxmibai lives with her husband in a shanty near the railway station. According to a senior police official, the PCR staff will be rewarded for doing a remarkable job.

Such incidents have taken place in Delhi in the past as well. In 2013, a group of PCR staff members helped in the delivery of a baby, after the car in which the mother was heading towards the hospital broke down. Again, in May this year, a woman delivered inside a PCR van near Rajghat.

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