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Odisha Woman Gives Birth To Baby Boy On Roadside


Nabarangpur: At a time when officials of Odisha Government are visiting hospitals to ensure that assistance under ‘Mo Sarkar’ initiative is reaching the needy, a woman in Nabarangpur was forced to deliver baby boy on roadside after ambulance allegedly failed to reach on time.

Though the health condition of mother is stated to be stable, the newborn allegedly succumbed because of delay in treatment.

The incident took place on Wednesday near the new bus stand, some two kilometres away from Nabarangpur District Headquarters Hospital (DHH).

As per reports, the woman was on her way to home when she complained of labour pain. Seeing the woman in pain, some locals present at the spot called ambulance.

However, the woman had to deliver on the roadside as the ambulance did not reach on time. Subsequently, the woman and her baby boy were admitted to the Nabarangpur DHH where the newborn died.

Earlier on Wednesday, a team of the State government officials led by Secretary of Transformation and Initiatives (5T), VK Pandian visited District Headquarter Hospitals in Nabarangpur, Koraput and Malkangiri to take stock of the ground realities.

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