Sans Road, Expectant Mother Carried On Cot For 3 Kms

Dhenkanal: In yet another instance of Odisha government’s apathy towards people in remote areas of the State, a pregnant woman was carried on cot for almost three kilometres from her house in Kaitamati village under Kankadahada block of Dhenkanal district.

As per sources, the incident occurred after the expectant mother, Rashmita Chatar, complained of labour pain on Saturday.

The villagers called up ambulance services immediately, but it did not turn up due to non-motorable roads in the area.

With no other option left, a few of the villagers carried her on a cot for around three kms where a 102 ambulance had been stationed.

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As per sources, the woman was then taken to Mahabiroad Hospital in the ambulance and later shifted to Parajang Hospital as her conditioned worsened.

Though Kaitamati is a tribal-dominated area, the residents here still deprived of basic facilities provided under various government schemes, has raised concerns of many.