Sharmili Mallick

Malkangiri: A pregnant woman was carried in a sling for nearly three kilometres after ambulance failed to reach her due to lack of proper road connectivity to Dutelguda village under Korukonda block here today.

According to reports, one Parbati Khila of the village developed labour pain in the morning. Though the family members had called 102 ambulance, it could not reach the village due to absence of motorable road.

With no other option, Parbati was then carried in a sling for three kilometres through the muddy and uneven path to reach Koyaguda from where she was then shifted to Korukonda Community Health Centre (CHC) in the same ambulance, sources said.

Meanwhile, Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) jawans came to the rescue of another pregnant woman who was writhing in labour pain at Kondagoan village of Chhattisgarh near Malkangiri border.

The ITBP jawans carried then carried the woman on a stretcher for seven kilometers and attended her in their camp on Friday

According to reports, the officials of 41st Battalion of ITBP were out for a combing operation in Harijanpur forest when they received the information about the woman's condition.

Due to such timely intervention, the woman then delivered a baby boy at the medical camp.