Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Balangir, Jun 15:

In an unfortunate incident, a woman and her newborn baby died as ambulance failed to turn up last night before delivery in Odisha’s Balangir district.

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According to sources, family members of Radha Bhoi of Thuntibahal village in Bagdor panchayat of the district contacted for ambulance service as her labor pain started yesterday night. Surprisingly, they got no response.

Radha gave birth to a baby boy at her house without any medical support. However, the newborn died moments after his birth.

On Wednesday morning, the woman was taken to Belpada primary health center by her family members. After realizing absence of doctors at the health center, the family members decided to take her to Patnagarh hospital.

However, the woman took her last breath on the way to the hospital.