Woman Carried On Cot Delivers Baby On Way To Ambulance In Odisha’s Rayagada

Rayagada: Despite the proclaimed facilities under Biju Swasthya Kalyana Yojana, health, medical care and 108 Ambulance service inaccessible to rural poor in Rayagada district due to bad roads.

A pregnant woman of Mahapanga village in Hanumanthapur panchayat in Chandrapur block had to be carried in a cot to the 108 Ambulance van which could not reach the village due to slippery road and a stream midway.

Salmi Jagaranga was suffering from accute labour pains Tuesday morning when the Ambulance service was called in from Chandrapur. Consequently, the pregnant woman who was carried in a cot delivered a baby boy halfway through before reaching the Ambulance.

The mother and her newborn were subsequently taken back to her Mahapanga residence.

A local youth who had sent the visual said the Ambulance driver refused to take the vehicle closer to the village due to a nullah on the way and the bad road condition.

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