A 30-year-old Nigerian national has given birth to a cute baby girl on the street with the help of local women at Mira Road. The incident took place in front of Mangal Nagar Vegetable Market in Hatkesh area of Mira Road. The local Shiv Sena women office-bearers saw her in labour pain and helped her in the delivery. The new-mother is being mentally challenged.
Gift Okati, a 30-year-old Nigerian woman, lives in the Hatkesh area of Mira Road. Six years ago, she came to Mumbai for work purpose. However, she lost her job due to her addiction to intoxication. At the same time, she lost her mental balance. For the last three years, she has been living on the street of Hatkesh area in Mira Road.
“She would eat if someone gave her a meal. She would sleep inside the parked autorickshaw or outside the shop at night. Earlier, an attempt was made to send her to her country. However, that was failed due to her mental imbalance. If we guess due to delivery period, she would have become pregnant between December and January,” said Mahesh Shinde, Shakha Pramukh, Shiv Sena, Hatkesh area.
“On Sunday (September 20) evening, she was screaming on the street as labour pain started. I received information about it. After that, I immediately called the women office bearers of Shiv Sena. The woman helped her in delivery on the street,” said Shinde.
Shiv Sena’s women office bearers who shown this generosity and made delivery possible were Chhaya Kapdekar, Sunanda Desai, Asha Kamble, Vimal Dhenge, Iftar Nadar etc.
Shifted to hospital
“Later, the Okati and baby were admitted to the MBMC run Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital for treatment. After some time, both the baby and the mother were discharged from the hospital as they were in good health,” said Shinde.
Although the Gift Okati and her daughter’s condition are stable, she has been shifted to the Thane’s Regional Mental Hospital (RMHT) for better treatment with the help of locals and Kashimira Police. However, she does not identify the girl’s father.
Shockingly, Nigerian community has admitted her to the same hospital in May, this year. However, RMHT has referred her on 30th May to the Sir JJ Group of Hospitals for multiple treatments. Then, how she returned back to the Hatkesh, raises the question.