25 March 2019 – 9 month pregnant, 30 years old Mrs Jyoti Mantesh Narale was travelling with her husband from Solapur to Thane in Siddheshwar Express, Train no – 12116. Around 3:15am early morning doctors at Aditya Birla’s Free Medical Care Unit at Pune station received a call from Railway Commercial Office B.F. Suren with a complaint of a lady going through severe labour pain. Immediately, the railway staff including B. F. Suren, RPF staff Ms. TC Sharma, Ms. Thrishla Salve along with Dr. Prasad Sawant rushed on platform. The train was stopped at platform number 1 and the doctors conducted the delivery successfully.
The medical staff of Aditya Birla Hospital stabilized both the baby and the mother and ensured they were both normal. Proper examination of mother and baby was done. Baby was normal and cried immediately after birth and weighed 3kg. The patient along with new born baby girl was shifted to Sasson hospital for further treatment”, shared Dr. Prasad Sawant, Aditya Birla Hospital.
“We are very proud of our medical staff who are always available at the Pune Station to handle such emergency cases. The support which we received from Railway staff and Railway Police was also outstanding. I am happy both the mother and the baby are fine”, shared Ms. Rekha Dubey, CEO, Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital.
“We started with Free Medical Care Unit with Central Railway Pune Division in April 2018 to provide the free of cost medical services to passengers round the clock. Since its inception the centre has attended and treated 5303 patients, handled 118 emergency and critical cases and has attended 320 patients in running trains. Our staff is doing great work with co- operation and support from railway Staff”, she further added.