Family members of the pregnant woman carry her through hilly terrain to hospital in Udaipur district
UDAIPUR: Family members of a pregnant woman had to carry her on shoulders in a cloth hammock tied to a stick for 6 kilometers on hilly terrain to reach the hospital due to lack of communication and absence of roads in a remote village in Udaipur district.
However, when they reached the Tepur health sub-center after covering a distance of 6 kilometers in two and a half hours in the middle of the night, they did not find any treatment facility or health staff. Fortunately, after reaching the health center they got a private vehicle, which helped them reach the primary health centre in Dewla.
The incident took place in Ambala village near Dewla in Udaipur district. Deena, wife of Bheraram, who was in the last months of pregnancy, suffered labour pains on Tuesday night and had to be rushed to the primary health centre located in Dewla village. The woman, despite the ordeal, delivered a healthy baby in the Dewla PHC. Both mother and the baby are safe and healthy.
The state government has introduced Janani Surkasha Yojana for pregnant women and it spends crores of rupees to provide facilities for timely and safe deliveries.
The villagers had been demanding health facilities and road networks for a long time, but to no avail, said Kevaram, a panch in Ambala village.