The Indian railways' one rupee clinics have been a boon to many patients in Mumbai who had to compromise on healthcare due to expensive costs. Yet another success story joined its collection on Saturday when doctors at a one-rupee clinic in Thane station helped a 20-year old passenger aboard the Konkan Kanya express to deliver her baby.
Pooja Chauhan (20) was reported to have developed labour pains while travelling on the train. Acting quickly, rail officials had informed the nearest station manager, which was at Thane about the woman's situation.
After rushing her to the one-rupee clinic at the station, doctors who helped her to give birth safely have informed that both mother and child are safe.
Commending the quick helping hand lent by the doctors at Thane's one-rupee clinic, Union Minister from Railways Piyush Goyal proudly tweeted about his efficient 'Thane Chowkidars' i.e doctors.
Twitter too has joined in lauding the railway doctors.
The one-rupee clinic is a medical venture taken up by Magicdil in association with the Central railways which has introduced these clinics at major local railway stations in Mumbai. Qualified MBBS doctors provide consultation and health checkups at the cost of Re.1. While quality healthcare is expensive, these clinics aim to reduce the gap between affordable and quality healthcare by providing access to qualified doctors 24x7.