The Bihar Post

Poor woman fails to get ambulance, delivers baby on the road


PATNA: A tribal woman from the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand delivered a baby boy along a busy national highway on Friday after she failed to get an ambulance to reach a nearby health centre.

The incident took place in Latehar district of neighbouring Jharkhand on Friday.

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Reports said Sonamani, a resident of Hesala village in Latehar district, had left for a local block office on Thursday noon on foot to register her three little children to get Aadhar cards.

By the time she reached the district headquarters, the darkness had fallen and the office was closed.

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Subsequently, the poor woman who was in advanced stage of pregnancy took shelter in an abandoned room along the road to pass the night.

In the meantime, her labour pain started and she turned restless. She came on the road to get lift from the vehicles passing through the national highway but none helped her.

As the pain turned unbearable, she lay under a tree along the road as her three little children sat close to her, looking helpless. Eventually, she delivered her baby boy on the road.

Soon after being informed, the local police admitted the lady to a local hospital which provided her all the necessary medical help. Both the mother and the newborn are safe.

Image Caption: Poor woman with newborn baby and three children lying under a tree along the national highway

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