Odisha, August 9: Yet again a horrifying ordeal was witnessed due to lack of conveyance or ambulance in Odisha’s Rayagada district where a pregnant woman gave birth to a dead baby girl on Wednesday while being carried to the hospital in a sling.
The unfortunate incident held at Fakeri village under Parsali panchayat in Niyamgiri hill of Odisha’s Rayagada district.
According to reports, Alem Sikaka, the pregnant woman experienced labour pain after which the villagers took her in a sling amid hilly roads for four kilometres due to lack of any means of transportation in the area.
Later after some time, the woman was carried in a pickup van to Badadwara Sahi, from where she was again conveyed in the sling by the villagers in order to cross Kalyani river amid knee-deep water, ANI reported.
During the period, she delivered a stillborn. Sikaka has been admitted to Kalyansinghpur community health centre in critical condition.
Earlier, in another incident, a pregnant woman Sija Miniaka of Village Saja Gaon had to cross Nagabali River in a stretcher and was admitted at Sikarpai Primary Health Centre (PHC) in same Kalaynsingpur block of Rayagada. As there is no bridge in this tribal area, the similar incidences being reported from the area.