No Motorable Road, Pregnant Tribal Woman Carried on Makeshift Stretcher for 3 km in Maharashtra’s Palghar

Final Up to date: August 16, 2022, 16:25 IST

Sufferers are sometimes delivered to the principle street in makeshift stretchers product of a saree or material tied to an extended bamboo stick from distant villages, the place ambulances can’t attain as a consequence of lack of correct roads. (Picture for illustration: PTI/File)

The incident befell on Monday, when the lady, who was seven months pregnant, went into labour prematurely and was carried 3 km to the principle street from Markatwadi village in Mokhada taluka amid heavy rains, a physician stated on Tuesday

A 26-year-old pregnant tribal lady was carried in a makeshift stretcher as a consequence of lack of a correct street in a village in Maharashtra’s Palghar district, and misplaced her twin infants at start on account of the delay in reaching a medical centre.

The incident befell on Monday, when the lady, who was seven months pregnant, went into labour prematurely and was carried 3 km to the principle street from Markatwadi village in Mokhada taluka amid heavy rains, a physician stated on Tuesday.

The lady was later delivered to the Khodala PHC in an ambulance from the principle street. She delivered twins, who died at start, Dr Pushpa Mathure of the medical facility stated. If there had been a correct street, the lady might have acquired medical consideration sooner and the infants might have been saved, she stated, including that the lady’s well being is steady.

Sufferers are sometimes delivered to the principle street in makeshift stretchers product of a saree or material tied to an extended bamboo stick from distant villages, the place ambulances can’t attain as a consequence of lack of correct roads, it was said. ”We normally shift girls who’re within the eighth or ninth month of being pregnant from distant villages to the PHC for supply,” the physician stated.

In mild of a number of cases of sufferers being transported in makeshift stretchers within the absence of roads, district collector Govind Bodke had final week visited the realm and directed the involved officers to start street development.

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