Two men carrying the woman in Chirang, Assam on Sunday. Photo/ANI
Two men carrying the woman in Chirang, Assam on Sunday. Photo/ANI

Assam: Woman gives birth on make-shift stretcher while being carried for 5 km

ANI | Updated: Sep 09, 2019 09:41 IST

Chirang (Assam) [India], Sept 9 (ANI): A woman gave birth to a child on her way to a state dispensary on a make-shift stretcher in Chirang's Udalguri village here on Sunday.
The woman went into labour while she was being carried in the make-shift stretcher made out of cot, plastic and clothes.
According to the woman's family, two people had carried the woman on it for 5 kilometres to the dispensary after they did not get any response from 102 ambulance service.
"We called on 102 but did not get any response. Our patient was serious so I along with my relative carried her made this make-shift stretcher using the cot and carried her for 5 kilometres to the hospital. It was raining so we also covered it using plastic," Bijoy, a family member told ANI.
He said that there is no road connectivity to his village that's why they have to often take patients to the hospital on similar make-shift stretchers. (ANI)

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