Expectant mother carried on cot, delivers on road

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Nabarangpur: In yet another unfortunate incident mocking the Odisha Government’s Janani Surakshya Yojana, a pregnant woman gave birth to a baby while she was being carried to hospital on a cot due to lack of conveyance to avail ambulance services here in the district on Sunday.

According to reports, the incident occurred in Kalasada village under Jharigaon block where the expectant mother, Sulochana Saanta, complained of labour pain today morning.

With the village roads in bad condition lacking any means of transportation to even avail 102 ambulance, the family members, hardly left with a choice, were forced to carry her on a cot to a nearby hospital.

However, Sulochana reportedly delivered a baby on the way to hospital after which the family members brought her back to the village.

While the negligence in ambulance services and deplorable roads continue to give patients tough time in rural areas, questions are being raised on the steps taken by State Government to resolve the growing cases.

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