Sitapur: A railway coach was turned into a makeshift maternity ward, thanks to the swift thinking of a Government Railway Police (GRP) official. A passenger developed labour pain on board the Jan Nayak Express at the Cantt station on Wednesday.
Suman Devi, 30, was on her way to Gorakhpur for her delivery with her husband on Monday night when she developed labour pain.
As the train approached Sitapur, her condition worsened, a railway official said. Her husband Hariom informed Station Officer GRP Sitapur, Suresh Yadav, who along with a doctor and lady constable, promptly attended to the situation.
Yadav wasted no time in arranging for the delivery inside the coach itself with the help of women passengers. Suman gave birth to a boy, and in the meantime, an ambulance was arranged to take her and the child to the district hospital, Sitapur.
The train was delayed for about an hour, Yadav said, adding the mother-son duo were doing fine.