When 30-year-old Ghatkopar resident Shaikh Salma Tabassum went into labour on the 18520 LTT-Visakhapatnam Express on Sunday, July 15, the chances of a safe delivery seemed slim.
But thanks to quick-thinking women cops at the busy Kalyan station in Mumbai, the expecting mother safely gave birth to twins on platform 4 at 07:52 am!
Tabassum, a resident of Ghatkopar Narayan Nagar, Ghatkopar, started feeling strong contractions while she was onboard the LTT-Vishakapatnam express.
Passengers raised an alarm about the emergency. Within no time the Railway Protection Force rushed to the woman’s aid.
According to an Indian Express report, the on-duty Sub Inspector Nitin Gaur, along with RPF women head Constables – Neelam Gupta and Surekha Kadam – pressed into action.
They tended to the ailing mother at the platform and with the help of the Railway Medical Staff, helped her safely deliver the twins, a boy and a girl.
The mother and newborn twins were later shifted to the Rukmanibai Hospital for further postnatal treatment and care.
The photographs of the beautiful twins, their mother and the two constables were shared on Twitter by news agency ANI.
A woman travelling in LTT-Visakhapatnam Express gave birth to twins (a girl and a boy) in the train at Kalyan railway station. The woman is a resident of Mumbai's Ghatkopar. #Maharashtra pic.twitter.com/DaTBWLNOxS
— ANI (@ANI) July 15, 2018
While the constables are being lauded for their quick action, the twins and mother are getting all the love and best wishes from netizens.
We salute the entire RPF staff from the women constables to the medical personnel for their commendable efforts.
(Edited By Vinayak Hegde)