When there are no roads, there’s will to carry patient in arms!
Rayagada: Once again poor road connectivity and infrastructure forced a man to carry his ailing sister in arms to the hospital in Kalyansinghpur block of Rayagada district.
Bama Sika had to cover a distance of 5 kms on foot to rush his sister Kuni of Parsali panchayat to Kalyansinghpur community health center (CHC) on Saturday.
According to reports, Bama’s sister Kuni of Parsali panchayat had fallen sick while she had gone to harvest crops in the forest. With no other option available at his disposal, Bama carried Kuni in his arms, crossed a river and later managed to seek an auto-rickshaw to shift her to the CHC.
“Only after covering nearly 5 kms on foot, I managed to get an auto-rickshaw to shift my sister to the hospital,” said Bama.
Soumyaranjan Jena, CHC doctor stated that the patient was immediately attended.
“We had conducted malaria test and the patient was diagnosed negative. We have admitted the patient and she is being provided with necessary treatment,” said Jena.