Asma Desai from Nadiad would not have imagined in her wildest dream that she would give birth to her child in a general coach of a moving train.
Asma Desai, 33-year-old women was fortunate to have a few experienced women passenger who helped her deliver twin girls in the train compartment. Asma and the newborns were taken to the Bharuch Civil Hospital, where one of the twins died.
Asma and her husband Yakub Desai had boarded the Navjivan Express bound to Mumbai from Nadiad at about 7 am on August 12. The duo was going to Mumbai to meet relatives. When the train reached Karjan railway station, Asma started experiencing labor pain and screamed for help. The other ladies in the compartment immediately circled Asma with their dupattas as the head of one of the twin baby was already out, reveal sources.
An emergency message was passed on to the Bharuch station superintendent as soon as the twins were delivered in the moving train. The train stopped at Bharuch where the staff of 108 emergency services was deployed to shift Asma to the Civil hospital. Bharuch railway station superintendent, Dilip Barot said, "As soon as the train stopped at the station the ambulance staff brought the pregnant lady out with the newborns."
Dr Vidhya Laxmi Kachela, gynecologist at Civil Hospital Bharuch told TOI, "It was a premature delivery. Conditions of the twin girls was critical. We could save only one baby." The surviving child was referred to Vadodara Civil Hospital, she added.