Denied Of Ambulance, Pregnant Woman Ferried In Rickety Boat To Hospital

Malkangiri : Denied of ambulance service, a pregnant woman in advanced stage of pregnancy was ferried across turbulent Balimela water reservoir in Malkangiri district.

The incident occurred today at Janturai village under Jodamba gram panchayat. As SOS to ambulance service did not yield result, villagers were forced to take reservoir route by a rickety country boat to take her to hospital..

The incident portrays yet again the bleak health sector infrastructure in the perennially backward district, which ironically continues to hog spotlight for wrong reason.