Lack of proper road connectivity forces woman to give birth on road

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HT Correspondent
LAKHIMPUR, Sept 13: In a case of medical apathy and lack of proper road connectivity, a woman has been forced to deliver a baby on road near the bank of a river in Assam’s Lakhimpur district on Thursday.
The incident happened at Patharichuk Parghat near Luit Khabalu area, bordering area of Lakhimpur and Majuli district.
According to reports, the incident took place as the village does not have a concrete road and it is difficult for commuters to travel in emergency situations.
Due to dilapidated conditions of roads, no ambulance could make it to the remote area, where the pregnant woman identified as Aimoni Narah is from.
The family members of Aimoni took her to the hospital early on Thursday morning for delivering the baby, but the doctor informed them that, her delivery was dated next week.
When they returned from the hospital, the woman delivered a baby boy on road with the help of some local women.
Local people had covered her with few steel roof sheets to protect from rain.
“We covered the woman, when she delivered a baby on road. It is very unfortunate that, a woman gave birth on road,” a local youth said.
The people of several remote villages of Lakhimpur and Majuli districts are facing communication problems since Independence.

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