Sanjeev Kumar Pradhan

Baripada: Failure of ambulance services to villages especially in cut off areas due to poor road connectivity refuses to die down with one more such incident being reported from Chaulagheri village of Bangiriposhi in Mayurbhanj district today.

As per reports, a woman of the village complained of labour pain early morning today following which the family members contacted 102 ambulance.

However, the ambulance couldn’t reach the patient owing to lack of motorable roads to her village and had to wait beyond the river nearby the village.

With no options left, the family members with the help of some villagers placed the lady on a cot and walked for nearly a km to the ambulance. They even had to cross the river.

Later the woman was rushed to the Bangiriposhi Hospital where her condition is stated to be stable.

In another incident, a woman's dead body was also carried on a cart after an ambulance failed to arrive at her residence in Malkangiri.

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Sources said, a woman of Srihari colony in Chitrakonda died today morning and her family members sought help of an ambulance to carry her dead body to autopsy centre but as the vehicle did not arrive, they had to carry her on a cart.

Meanwhile, responding to the news, former MP Jay Panda sought attention of the authorities in the matter.

"The mental & physical trauma that women face during pregnancy combined with apathy & callousness of the authorities is what can be observed here. We can't be oblivious to the rights & dignity of our citizens," Panda wrote in his twitter post.