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COVID-19: Amid lockdown, Delhi Police turns PCR van into ambulance to help woman deliver baby


Sneha Shah | Apr 1, 2020 15:00

Delhi Police came to the rescue of a pregnant woman when they took her to the hospital into a PCR van to help her deliver her baby amid the lockdown.
Delhi Police officer with the woman and the baby

It’s said that desperate times call for desperate measures and this popular saying reflected in the actions of Delhi Police personnel when they helped a woman deliver her baby by turning a PCR van into ambulance recently.

As per reports, the family members of the woman, identified as ‘Anjani’, could not get an ambulance because of the lockdown in India and ultimately contacted Delhi Police for help. The PCR van arrived within minutes to the woman’s rescue at her residence and rushed her to a nearby hospital, where she delivered her baby.

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DCP Sharat Sinha said that a call was received from the Maidan Garhi locality where a woman was in severe labour pain. The woman and her family had tried to contact ambulance several times, but there was no help provided. Ultimately they called the police.

After the woman’s delivery, Inspector Poonam Parik (Incharge, PCR) informed the woman’s family that both the mother and new-born child were safe. The woman’s husband thanked the entire Delhi Police team for coming to their rescue and saving Anjani’s and the new-born child’s life.

“Our family was under a lot of stress regarding the safety of my wife and her delivery since PM Modi announced the 21-day lockdown in the country to battle the coronavirus pandemic,” the husband said.