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Sharmili Mallick

Malkangiri: A pregnant woman from Bidarpakhana village under Paparmetla block in the district had to be carried on cot to hospital after her family members failed to contact an ambulance in Malkangiri district on Saturday.

The woman, identified as the wife of Arjun Khara of Bidarpakhana village, developed labour pain yesterday evening. Though her family members tried to call an ambulance, they failed to contact it.

With no option, the family members of the woman and some villagers placed her in a cot and walked six kilometres to reach Badapoda panchayat. Later, the woman was shifted to Chitrakonda hospital in an ambulance of Border Security Force (BSF).

Though the woman delivered a baby boy, the newborn died soon after at the hospital.

Meanwhile, the woman has been shifted to Malkangiri District headquarters Hospital (DHH) after her condition deteriorated, sources said.

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