A 24-year-old final year MBBS student Vipin Khadse uses WhatsApp to help a pregnant woman in giving birth to a baby boy on board at the Ahmedabad-Puri Express.
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He did so with instructions from his seniors through WhatsApp.
Vipin Khadse is in his final year of MBBS training. He is pursuing his training at the Nagpur-based Government Medical College & Hospital.
On Friday, he performed a complicated delivery when 24-year old lady identified as Chitralekha went into labor pain on the train.
Khadse told that the train was about 30km from Nagpur when the relatives of the woman pulled the chain to stop the train near Wardha junction.
“The ticket collector and guard of the train were looking for a doctor. At first, I kept quiet presuming there could be some experienced doctor. But, when they came for the second round of investigation, I suggested to help out.”
Chitralekha and her husband were heading to Raipur, Chhattisgarh. They had boarded the train at Ahmedabad (Gujarat), where they work as laborers.
When Vipin Khadse went to attend her, she was bleeding heavily and was suffering from great pain.
For the sake of humanity, train passengers vacated the compartment.
The women passengers helped to convert the compartment into a temporary delivery room.
“The delivery was complicated because the baby’s shoulder was hanging out of the vagina instead of the head. I uploaded a picture in a WhatsApp group of doctors to seek help.”
“A senior resident Shikha Malik directed me on the phone to conduct the delivery.”
Khadse said. “I had to use chilled water bottles to halt Chitralekha bleeding.”
“The amniotic fluid had totally dried. A midwife on the train helped me.”
Vipin Khadse, who aims to be a surgeon said, added that every doctor should know how to help a woman in labor pain.
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As the train went into Nagpur station, a woman doctor team from the railway hospital took charge of the case.
The new parents were permitted to continue their travel with medication.