Woman patient carried on cot for 2 kms due to lack of road in Odisha’s Bhadrak

Basudebpur: Even after 73 years of Independence, the government has failed to ensure all-weather road connectivity to villages in the country. Crores of rupees are being spent on rural road construction but many rural areas in the State still lack road connectivity. This results in inaccessibility of villagers to healthcare system.

A woman of Baupokhari village under Basudebpur block in Bhadrak district was carried on cot for two kms by relatives due to absence of an all-weather road to the village.

As per reports, the woman, Bharti Mahlika complained of chest pain, following which her family members called up 108 ambulance services of the State government. But the ambulance could not reach Baupokhari as there is no proper road to the village.

With the help of villagers, Mahilka’s family members carried her on the cot on the pothole filled road. Only after reaching Aardi road they got an ambulance and took the woman to Basudebpur Community Health Centre.

Latest reports suggest the condition of the woman is stable.

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