On Friday, Vipin Bhagwanrao Khadse, a 24-year-old final year MBBS student, helped 24-year old Chitralekha give birth to a beautiful baby boy onboard the Ahmedabad-Puri Express. He did it with no prior experience and entirely with the help of instructions from his seniors through WhatsApp.
According to a TOI report, Khadse told that the train was about 30km from Nagpur when Chitralekha’s relatives pulled the chain to stop the train near Wardha junction.
“The ticket collector and guard were looking for a doctor on the train. Initially, I kept quiet presuming there could be some experienced doctor. But, when they came for the second round of inquiry, I offered to help,” he said.
When Khadse went to attend her she was in great pain and was bleeding heavily. Khadse added, the delivery was complicated because instead of the head, the baby’s shoulder was hanging out of the vagina. “I uploaded a photo in a WhatsApp group of doctors for help. A senior resident Shikha Malik guided me on the phone to conduct the delivery”.
“I had to use chilled water bottles to stop her bleeding. The amniotic fluid had completely dried. A midwife on the train helped me”, Khadse said.
As Khadse reached the compartment it was vacated by passengers as a humane gesture and the compartment was used as a makeshift delivery room.
As the train reached Nagpur station, a team led by a woman doctor from the railway hospital took charge of the situation. The new parents were allowed to continue their travel with proper medication.
Khadse took to Facebook to share his experience and the post has been liked by nearly 5500 people till now. Read the full post of Vipin here which will give you goosebumps for sure,
The Indian Feed applauds the efforts of Vipin who saved a precious life and averted any mishap that might have happened and we hope that he will continue to save many such lives throughout his medical career.
h/t : TOI