BOKARO: A 20-year-old woman delivered a baby girl on a Special Shramik train at Bokaro station on Monday. The woman, Asimaa, was travelling with her husband Johnson from Thrissur in Kerala, when she started having labour pains as the train cross Chandil station in Jharkhand. She delivered the baby with help from railway doctors and Bokaro district officials.
Chas sub-divisional magistrate Shashi Prakash Singh said, “As the train arrived, I was informed that a woman was in labour pains in coach number 12. I rushed there with a railway doctor. Two women doctors also arrived. They helped deliver the baby. I also coordinated with the sadar hospital.”
He added, “Both mother and child are healthy and they are now admitted in the sadar hospital.”
Chief commercial inspector of railways (Bokaro), Bhushan Kumar said the train was coming from Kerala and arrived 10 minutes early at 12.55pm on platform number 1.
The couple is from Chotibimra village in Simdega district. They had planned to get down at Bokaro station and complete the journey by road. The husband, Johnson, said he was working at a tiles factory in Thrissur and was stuck there when the lockdown was announced. “I am happy now. All officials and my fellow passengers cooperated with us,” he added.