Pregnant woman carried on cot as ambulance fails to reach village

Malkangiri: In yet another instance of government apathy towards people of remote areas, a pregnant woman was carried on a cot for three km as the ambulance couldn’t reach Dutelguda village under Kerkonda block in the district due to bad road condition.

The woman complained of severe labour pain, after which her family members dialled ‘102’ and approached authorities of Janani Surakhya Yojana to send an ambulance immediately.

Though they acted promptly and sent an ambulance vehicle, it could not reach the village due to poor and muddy road condition and came up to Koyaguda, three km from the village.

Left with no option, she was carried on a cot for three km up to Koyaguda where the ambulance was waiting.

Then she was shifted to the ambulance which took her to the nearest hospital.

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