Malkangiri: It is sheer willpower and commitment to serve humanity that makes a doctor a living God and for Mili (name changed), he was nothing less than a guardian angel.
Radheshyam Jena, a doctor in charge of the Pulse Polio programme at the inaccessible Godigandi village of the district displayed his exemplary courage and dedication to carry a pregnant woman of the village on stretcher for nearly 30 kms with the help of his team.
As per the reports, while administering polio vaccine to the local children with his team members, Dr. Jena found that the pregnant woman Mili was suffering from labour.
Without wasting any more time, he swung into action and helped Mili deliver a baby safely. But soon after the first baby was born, he found that there was another twin that needed to be delivered. However, with limited medical supplies, negligible drugs and no motorable road for an ambulance to rescue, Dr Jena decided to carry the woman on a makeshift stretcher to the Kalimela hospital, nearly 30 KMS away from the village.
However, upon reaching the hospital after an eight hour trek, the woman delivered a dead baby.
Sources said the health of the woman continues to remain stable and she will recover soon. With the spread of the news of the incident, accolades have been pouring in for the doctor from all quarters.