Bystanders, doctor help Odisha woman deliver baby on roadside

Berhampur: The world is full of good Samaritans who come to the rescue of people in distress from time to time and such stories of humanity are truly inspiring.

In one such incident, bystanders and a doctor turned messiah for a pregnant woman who reportedly fell unconscious on road after going into labour pain in Berhampur on Friday.

The pregnant woman, identified as K. Parvati of Samantiapali village, had arrived in Berhampur in a bus to conduct an ultrasound test and went into labour pain at around 9 AM today.

As Parvati was not accompanied by her family members when her condition deteriorated, a group of passersby and staff of a diagnostic centre rushed to the spot after seeing her in trouble.

However, it was only after Dr. Debadarshini Sahu reached the spot, steps were initiated to conduct the delivery on the road itself.

“I was coming to the hospital when I saw crowd on the road. Later, with the help of some staff of a diagnostic centre, we conducted the delivery and later shifted the woman and her newborn to MKCG hospital. The condition of the woman and her baby is stable,” said Sahu.

“The pregnant woman alighted from the bus and her labour pain started. Later, some staff of diagnostic center and some doctors of MKCG assisted the woman in delivery,” said an eye-witness.