Pregnant woman dies due to ambulance failure

Balasore: A pregnant woman died allegedly after ambulance failed to turn up in time at Kansa village under Nilagiri police limits in Balasore district late last night.

Basanti, wife of Sanjay Nayak, complained of labour pain last night. Her family members called the 102-Ambulance over phone. However, no ambulance arrived till morning.

They could not also hire a private vehicle to take her to hospital. Later, Nayak dialled 108 to get the ambulance, which reached the village in the noon.

The woman was admitted to the Nilagiri sub-divisional hospital in the afternoon and later died while undergoing treatment.

Family members of the deceased woman have alleged that delay arrival in ambulance to her death.

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