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Pregnant woman walks for 3 km as ambulance fails to turn up in Rayagada

19/08/2021 at 6:47 PM

Muniguda, Aug 19: Deteriorated road condition in rural areas of Odisha continues to be a curse for pregnant women as an ambulance failed to reach a village at Panchubai village under Muniguda block of Rayagada district due to lack of road connectivity forcing a pregnant woman to walk for around three km today.

According to reports, Kumari Sarka, wife of Purusottama of the village complained of labour pain this afternoon following which her family members called the 108 ambulance service.

However, the ambulance couldn’t reach the village due to bad road condition. Left with no other option, the pregnant woman herself walked for around three kilometers.

She was later carried by ambulance to a nearby Muniguda Community Health Centre (CHC).

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