Pregnant woman being carried to hospital, delivers on the way, returns

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The hospital was 7km away but the woman delivered the baby four km into the journey and decided to return home, in Andhra Pradesh.

Andhra Pradesh (India): A pregnant woman in Andhra Pradesh’s Vijayanagaram district had to be carried to a hospital on a makeshift cloth stretcher in the absence of proper road connectivity in the area, ANI reported.

The hospital was 7km away but she delivered the baby four km into the journey and decided to return home. Both the baby and the mother are doing fine.

On July 29, another pregnant woman had to be carried for 12 km to the hospital due to lack of motorable roads.

In June this year, footage of a pregnant woman in Kerala being carried by her family in a bedsheet tied to poles had gone viral.

The footage showed the woman from tribal village of Attapadi in Palakkad being carried through a stream and forest till they came to a point where they had arranged a private jeep to complete the rest of the journey to the hospital.

Patients often have to carried to hospitals on makeshift stretchers in remote and hilly areas in the absence of proper roads.