Nabarangpur, May 18: In a shocking incident, a 25-year-old woman delivered a baby boy on the verandah of Covid testing centre at Umerkote CHC in Odisha’s Nabarangpur district on Tuesday.
As per reports, Urmila Mali (25) of Parua village under Raighar block in the district developed labour pain early morning today following which her family members took the woman to the Community Health Centre in Umerkote by 102 ambulance service.
However, the concerned gynaecologist of Umerkote CHC allegedly refused to admit Urmila as she didn’t possess her Covid test report.
The family members were left with no choice but to take Urmila to the Covid testing centre of the CHC. Unable to walk due to labour pain, Urmila was however provided a wheelchair by the hospital authorities.
After writhing in pain for long hours, Urmila delivered a baby on the verandah of the Covid testing centre. She gave birth on the wheelchair in full public view and without any medical assistance, sources said.
Health condition of both the woman and new-born baby was fine when the last reports came in.