Indian doctor saves pregnant woman's life by carrying her 30 km to hospital
In south-east India, a young doctor and his team saved a pregnant woman’s life by carrying her on a stretcher to a hospital, 30km away.
Radheshyam Jena and his team had gone on January 19 to the remote Kodidulagundi village in Malkangiri district, Odisha to give anti-polio vaccine to children.
However he found on arriving that a local woman, Rinama Bare, was going through a painful labour at her home.
As there was no ambulance-accessible road to her village, so she could not be rushed to the nearest hospital.
When Jena went to assist her, he found that she was bleeding heavily.
He managed to get the woman to safely deliver a baby boy, but found there was another child in the uterus.
As her condition was worsening Jena and his superiors decided to shift her to a Community Health Centre at Kalimela, 30km away.
So six persons of the visiting medical team and two members of the woman’s family carried her to the hospital on a stretcher.
It took eight hours for the team to trek across the rocky terrain.
By the time they reached the hospital, the other baby was tragically delivered stillborn.
But the doctors managed to stablise the woman, who is now healthy along with her new baby.
Dr Jena has since been recognised as a hero in the state of Odisha for his efforts to save the woman.