Pregnant woman walks to hosp as ambulance service fails in Odisha’s Malkangiri

Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Malkangiri, Apr 23:

In another instance of poor healthcare service in remote regions of Odisha, a pregnant woman walked to the hospital at night after 102 ambulance failed to reach her home in time.

The incident was reported at Kadopali village, only 5 km away from Malkangiri town, on Friday night.

According to report, Shilpa Muchari, wife of Jaga Muchari walked few distance with ASHA worker at night after she suffered labour pain. The ambulance did not come even after repeated calls.

Later, the family took her to the hospital by arranging an auto on the way.

“My husband called for the ambulance service. The official inquired a lot. We waited for the ambulance. Even the ASHA worker also called on the number for ambulance. After waiting for a long time, I walked to the hospital. On the way family arranged an auto and we reached the hospital”, Shilpa said.

After reaching the hospital, Shilpa delivered a baby.

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