As per reports, Sinai Majhi of Kenduguda village under Kashipur block in Rayagada district complained of labour pain this morning and needed medical assistance.
Soon, the family members informed the local Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) worker who called up 102 ambulance service. The ambulance arrived, but it stopped around 2 km away from the village due to lack of motarable road connectivity.
The family members, with the help of ambalance staff, carried the woman on a stretcher through a thick forest for nearly 2 km to reach the ambulance.
However, the woman delivered a baby boy midway in the forest. After giving birth to baby, the woman was again carried on the stretcher to avail the ambulance service.
From there, the ambulance took the woman and her newborn to the Community Health Centre in Kashipur. The condition of the new born and her mother was stated to be stable.
It is not an isolated case in the region. Several villages in the district lack all-weather motorable roads for which patients and expectant mothers are being carried on cot or sling to reach the hospital.