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Pregnant woman walks for 2 km as ambulance fails to turn up in Odisha

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Nabarangpur: Deteriorated road condition in rural areas of Odisha continues to be a curse for pregnant women as an ambulance failed to reach a village in Nabarangpur district due to the same forcing a pregnant woman to walk for around 2 km today.

According to reports, Kasturi Jani of Muralabai village under Nandahandi block in the district complained of labour pain this morning following which her family members telephoned 102-ambulance service.

However, the ambulance couldn’t reach the village due to bad road condition. Left with no other option, the pregnant woman herself walked for around 2 km on muddy road assisted by her kin.

She was later carried by the ambulance to Dangarbheja hospital where she delivered a baby.

Condition of the newborn and the mother was stated to be stable.

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