Pregnant woman carried in sling, delivers baby on roadside in Odisha

Berhampur: A pregnant woman delivered a baby while being carried in sling in Ankoli panchayat under Patrapur block of Ganjam district today. The woman was being carried in a sling to the hospital due to lack of motorable roads for ambulance.

According to sources, Tara Nayak of Phula Sahi village in the panchayat complained of labour pain today morning following which, the villagers carried her in a sling owing to the lack of motorable roads to the village. An ambulance was supposed to pick her up from the main road to the Patrapur Community Health Centre (CHC), sources said.

However, after being carried in a sling for nearly five kilometres towards the main road, the woman experienced severe pain and delivered a baby near Mahalimba, sources added.

The villagers took the woman and the child back to the village after reportedly finding her to be in a healthy condition.