Rayagada: Inordinate delay in the arrival of the ambulance van forced a tribal woman to deliver a baby on the road near her village in Odisha’s Rayagada district in the morning hours on Sunday.
Sources said Golapi Hikaka, a tribal woman of Jambapadar village of Kalyansinghpur block had a labour pain on Saturday night.
But as the pain became unbearable on the next morning, the family members informed the ambulance over phone. Though the members waited for the ambulance van for nearly two hours, it did not turn up. Later they arranged a vehicle to take the pregnant women to the Community Health Centre (CHC) at Kalyansinghpur. But the woman while being taken to the vehicle, delivered a baby girl on the road.
At this time, the ambulance van reached the village and took the mother and the newborn to the CHC.