Published On : Sat, Aug 5th, 2017

UK’s company to make short film on city’s MBBS student helping a woman deliver baby in moving train

When the 24-year-old final year MBBS student, Vipin Khadse, of Nagpur helped a woman in labour on the Ahmedabad-Puri Express to deliver her baby safely, with help from his seniors on WhatsApp, he had never imagined that the incident would be a ‘hit’ on Facebook. A United Kingdom-based film production company called “Only Today’ is making a short film on the incident for Facebook after watching the news on a channel of British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). ‘Only Today’ is famous for making short films on stunning and daring acts world over.

In the month of April, 2017, Vipin Khadse, the final year student at the Government Medical College & Hospital (GMCH) in Nagpur, had decided to help Chitralekha, who reportedly went into labour on the train, when the TT couldn’t find any other doctor on board. The 24-year-old young mother was travelling with her husband and relatives to Raipur, Chhattisgarh. The train was about 30 kms from Nagpur when the woman’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, Vipin kept quiet presuming there could be some experienced doctor. But, when they came for a second round of inquiry, he offered to help. Passengers vacated the compartment and the women in the train helped Vipin set it up into a makeshift delivery room. The delivery was complicated because instead of the head, the baby’s shoulder was hanging out of the vagina. He uploaded a photo in a WhatsApp group of doctors for help. A senior resident Shikha Malik guided him on the phone to conduct the delivery. And he did it successfully

After watching the news on BBC and Facebook, Hardley Brooks and Jack Arenas of ‘Only Today’ of United Kingdom are reaching Nagpur in September-October for making the short film.