In good news, a woman gave birth to a baby boy on board an IndiGo airlines flight while jetting off from the national capital to Bengaluru on Wednesday evening. IndiGo airline confirmed the news in an official statement.
The parents were delighted after the baby boy was born enroute on IndiGo’s Delhi-Bengaluru 6E 122 flight. “We confirm that a baby boy was delivered prematurely on Flight 6E 122 from Delhi to Bangalore,” IndiGo said in a statement.
Even the passengers who were also traveling on that flight confirmed the news that a baby boy was born enroute on the Delhi-Bengaluru 6E 122 flight that arrived at the Bengaluru airport around 7.30 PM
They shared images of the crew members holding the baby boy and the pictures of which spread like wildfire across social media. Meanwhile, the IndiGo crew members are being applauded for helping the woman give birth to a baby on board the flight safely.
As per a report by NBT, the IndiGo airlines announced a lifetime free flight ticket for the child. Soon after the flight arrived at Bangalore airport, the mother and the baby boy were given a grand reception.
Woman delivers baby on train, an MBBS student helps her with the help of Whatsapp
A 24-year-old final year MBBS student helped a woman give birth to a baby boy on-board the Ahmedabad-Puri Express with instructions from his seniors through WhatsApp.
Vipin Khadse, who is in his final stage of MBBS training (and is not a qualified doctor yet) at the Nagpur-based Government Medical College & Hospital, performed a complicated delivery when 24-year old Chitralekha went into labour on the train on Friday.
Khadse told TOI that the train was about 30km from Nagpur when Chitralekha’s relatives pulled the chain to halt 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 a second round of inquiry, I offered to help,” he said.
Chitralekha and her husband had boarded the train at Ahmedabad, where they work as labourers. They were heading to Raipur in Chhattisgarh. When Khadse went to attend her, she was bleeding profusely and was in great pain. In a show of humanity, passengers vacated the compartment. The women passengers helped convert the compartment into a makeshift delivery room.
“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,” Khadse said. “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, who aspires to be a surgeon said, adding that every doctor should know how to help a woman in labour.
As the train chugged into 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 medication.