Karnataka woman bus conductor helps passenger deliver baby recalling her past experience
A heartwarming incident has come to the fore from Karnataka’s Chikmagalur where a woman bus conductor helped a passenger give birth to a baby on a bus. The woman delivered the baby with the help of a conductor after she began experiencing labour pain while travelling in the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC).
The incident happened at around 1:25 pm on Monday at the Bangalore-Chikmagalur route near Udayapura Agriculture College when the 22-year-old pregnant woman started developing labour pains. The woman conductor identified as S.Vasanthamm asked the driver to stop the bus and asked the passengers to deboard.
Vasanthamm, who had earlier worked in the hospital labour ward, aided the woman to deliver the baby on the bus.
The 52-year-old Vasanthamm told that she quit her job as an assistant in the labour ward in a hospital 20 years ago to join the KSRTC as a conductor, she perhaps never imagined that her previous training would come in handy aboard a bus.
She said the pregnant woman, Fatima, a resident of Assam, was travelling from Bengaluru to Chikkamagaluru with her mother-in-law and, son to join her husband, who works in a coffee estate in Mudigere taluk when she developed labour pain. Other passengers noticed her suffering and informed her.
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Vasanthamma quickly stepped in to assist Fatima deliver the baby on the bus near Udayapura in Hassan. In the meantime, the passengers contacted the ambulance but by the time the ambulance could reach the spot, the baby was born. She delivered a female baby.
The mother was later shifted to the community health centre at Shantigrama by ambulance. Vasanthamma said Fatima is from a poor family so she requested the passengers to offer some help and she was able to collect Rs 1,500 which she gave to her. Later, she accompanied Fatima to the hospital and both the newborn baby and mother are doing fine.
G.Sathyvathi IAS Managing Director, KSRTC appreciated the timely intervention of the woman conductor. The officer said the timely humanitarian service of the woman conductor in responding to the needs of the pregnant woman and saving the lives of the child and mother is highly appreciable.
Vasanthamma also received a call from H.T. Veeresh, Divisional Controller of Chikkamagaluru Depot. The KSRCT will felicitate her in a programme soon.
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