Tanima Ray

Malkangiri: A pregnant woman delivered a baby while being carried in a sling to an ambulance which failed to reach Chapulpada village under Khairaput block in Malkangiri district today in the absence of proper roads.

According to sources, the woman, wife of one Dhabulu Majhi, experienced labour pain in the morning hours today following which her family members called an Asha worker, who made arrangements to shift the woman to the nearest hospital with the help of villagers.

Subsequently, the villagers then carried her on a sling. Later after she delivered the baby on the way, both the woman and the newborn were carried for 7km before availing ambulance.

Sources added that the mother and child were taken to Khairaput hospital in the ambulance. Their condition is stated to be stable.