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Tag: Expectant Mother

Pregnant Woman Carried On Stretcher For 1 km, Delivers Baby In Ambulance

Nayagarh: A pregnant woman was carried on a stretcher for one km in cut-off areas of Kanadi village under Daspalla block here as ambulance couldn’t reach her due to absence of motorable road to the village. The woman, Sabita Jani, reportedly delivered a baby boy in the ambulance while being shifted to Daspalla hospital. As […]

Pregnant woman on cot once again in Odisha

Keonjhar: Exposing the sordid condition of rural healthcare and infrastructure in Odisha, a pregnant woman was carried on a cot in the absence of ambulance services in the remote areas of Keonjhar district on Tuesday. As per reports, the woman of Chhadadihi village under Banspal block in the district underwent labour pain following which her family […]

Ambulance carrying pregnant woman meets with accident, 3 injured

Nabarangpur:  At least three persons including an expectant mother and ASHA worker were critically injured after the 108 ambulance they were travelling in met with an accident near Gabaguda village in Umerkote of the district late on Saturday night. According to sources, the expectant mother hailing from Chacha village of Jharigaon block of the district […]

Expectant mother dies due to ‘medical negligence’ in Keonjhar DHH; doc refutes allegation

Keonjhar: A pregnant woman of Suakathi village died at the Keonjhar District Headquarters hospital today after being allegedly left unattended by the hospital staff. Deceased Jhunu Munda, was identified as the wife of Jogendra Munda of Suakathi village of Bansapal block here. While Jogendra blamed the Asha worker and the hospital authorities for the death […]

Sans proper roads, people in Odisha rely on cots to carry patients

Balasore: Failure of ambulance services to villages due to poor road connectivity forcing people to carry patients on cots continue to be reported from several parts of the State every day. In another such incident, a patient was seen carried on a cot at Gudikhula village under Oupada block of the district today. According to […]

Expectant mothers suffer again due to poor road connectivity

Bhubaneswar: Despite various welfare schemes, reports of expectant mothers being carried on shoulders to hospitals and delivering midway have now become a regular feature owing to absence of road connectivity in several parts in Odisha. The benefits of such welfare schemes fail to reach beneficiaries on the ground which was again evident from three different […]

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Lack of road connectivity adds to woes of expectant mothers in far flung villages

Malkangiri: Expectant mothers in Odisha continue to suffer due to lack of road connectivity in several unreachable pockets of the State. Be it Chitrakonda of Malkangiri district or Umerkote of Nabarangpur district, women in labour pain are carried by their families on a sling or a cot for several kilometres to reach the  ambulance that […]

Ambulance failure: Woman delivers baby on roadside

Phulbani: An expectant mother was forced to deliver her baby on the roadside near Sartaguda village in Kandhamal district today after the ambulance failed to reach on time. The woman, along with her husband Dibya Kanwar was on her way to a relative’s house in Arapa when the labour pain started. Although Kanwar called up […]

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Expectant mother carried on stretcher for 4kms

Nuapada: Once again making a mockery of healthcare system in the rural areas, a pregnant woman was carried on a stretcher for four kms in Kaparapada village under Kirikita Panchayat here as ambulance couldn’t reach her due to absence of motorable road. According to sources, Punita Majhi, wife of Ukalu Majhi of the village, complained […]

Duty Beyond Borders: BSF men turn messiahs, ferry pregnant woman to hospital

Malkangiri: The family members of 21-year-old Pramila Khara had left hope after she could not be rushed to the hospital in cut-off Malkangiri district despite complaining of labour pain due to non-availability of ambulance or any other vehicle. Writhing in pain, Pramila had to remain stranded at inaccessible Badapada village till a team of BSF […]

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Woman delivers on City Hospital verandah in Berhampur

Berhampur: Despite repeated reporting of incidents of women delivering under difficult circumstances from all over the state, a pregnant woman had to deliver a baby on the verandah of City Hospital here in Berhampur due to shortage of bed in the ward. The incident triggered discontentment among the family members and others present nearby. According […]

Delivery on road turns a trend as ambulances remain elusive

Baripada: Once again, proving the tall claims made by the state government about schemes for expectant mothers for safe delivery a misnomer, a woman delivered baby on road in Khetra Patana area of Baripada district Sunday night. The woman was being taken to hospital in a bicycle. According to reports, a pregnant woman from Suliapada […]

Healthcare in doldrums: Unending tales of pregnant women carried in slings

Kalyansinghpur: Adding to the unending tales of woe expectant mothers in rural Odisha face, one more case reported from Kalyansinghpur block in Rayagada district has once again questioned the healthcare initiatives that the state government launches with so much hullabaloo. Report of an expectant mother at Tebapada village of the block ferried across a river in […]

Expectant mother delivers on road in Parlakhemundi

Parlakhemundi: In another incident of poor healthcare facilities in State, an expectant mother delivered a baby on road in Paralakhemundi of Gajapati district today, while being taken to hospital in an auto-rickshaw. According to sources, family members of Rajeswari Pradhan daughter of Raghunath Apat of Sauntia Sahi had called an ambulance service after she complained […]

Expectant mother taken to hospital on cot, again!

Koraput: Just days after Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced monetary relief to expectant mothers under the ‘Sampurna Yojana’, yet another incident mocking the safe motherhood initiative -Janani Surakshya Yojana has questioned implementation of developmental initiatives of the Odisha government. Yet again a pregnant woman was carried on cot by her family members after failing to […]

Expectant mother delivers on hospital verandah in Cuttack

Cuttack: Not only in remote areas but the plight of expectant mothers seems to be same in urban areas of Odisha. Such a shocking case was reported from the Millenium City today where a woman gave birth on the verandah of City Hospital in Cuttack. According to sources, the woman, a resident of Dagarpada, had […]

Expectant mother carried on cot due to poor road connectivity

Bolangir: Lack of road connectivity yet again turns out to be a deterrent to health services as a pregnant woman was carried on a cot for 2 kms in Dhunakeda village under Saintala block here on Saturday raising questions on the much hyped Janani Surakhya programmes in the tribal district. According to sources, Mangulu Chatria’s […]

Superstitions led expectant mother to bleed for hours before being rescued

Rayagada: Superstition and inhumanity touched heights after family members of an expectant mother denied to touch her, leave alone carry her to the hospital in Kalyansinghpur late on Friday night. The incident reported from Singhamuhi village under Karapa Panchayat took place when the woman complained of labour pain yesterday. Soon, an Asha worker reached and […]

Pregnant woman carried on cot for 1km, makes it to hospital

Nayagarh: In another heartbreaking incident mocking the healthcare facilities in the rural areas, a pregnant woman was carried on a cot for more than one kilometer through dilapidated roads to board an ambulance in Rathipur village of the district on Sunday. The woman, Durpaj Nayak’s wife, a resident of Rathipur Mathasahi village in Takara Panchayat […]

Expectant mother delivers dead child on riverside due to lack of amenities

Koraput: In an unfortunate incident, an expectant mother delivered a stillborn child on riverside in Koraput district on Friday after failing to avail ambulance services to reach hospital due to lack of proper amenities including proper road connectivity. The woman, a resident of Kondagaon village under Dasmantpur block of the district, complained of labour pain […]

Sans roads, expectant mother carried on cot yet again!

Kalahandi: Once again making a mockery of healthcare system in the rural areas, a pregnant woman was carried on cot in Benagaon Gram Panchayat here as ambulance couldn’t reach her due to absence of motorable road. Manjula, a resident of Litibandei village complained of labour pain on Saturday. Soon, the local Asha worker and her […]

Ostracised woman delivers twins while walking to hospital

Malkangiri: Unable to get any assistance from local villagers, an expectant mother delivered twin girls while walking all alone to the hospital. Such an incident reported from Dalapatiguda village under Mathili block of Malkangiri has once again raised concern on the safety of pregnant women and children in the backward tribal district. As per sources, […]

Whither Janani Suraksha: Expectant mother carried on cot again!

Nabarangpur: In yet another glaring example of poor healthcare services in the rural areas, a pregnant woman was carried by the family members on cot for three kilometers here on Friday as ambulance failed to show up even after repeated calls. The incident occurred in Bharuamunda village of Chakalapadara Panchayat under Jharigaon block when Shanti, […]

Bike ambulance, Maa Gruhas in offing for expectant mothers in Rayagada

Rayagada: With an aim to provide better healthcare facility to expectant mothers in Rayagada, the district administration has decided to set up two Maa Gruhas and a delivery point in Kalyansighpur block. The administration is also planning to introduce a bike ambulance in the block. Rayagada Collector Guha Punam Tapas Kumar informed that after identifying […]