Kalyansinghpur: In an unfortunate incident, a pregnant woman gave birth to a stillborn today while being carried to hospital in a sling due to lack of conveyance or ambulance at Fakeri village under Parsali panchayat in Niyamgiri hill of Odisha’s Rayagada district.
According to reports, Alem Sikaka, the pregnant woman, complained of labour pain this morning following which villagers carried her in a sling through hilly roads for four kilometres due to lack of any means of transportation in the area.
The woman was later carried in a pickup van to Badadwara Sahi, from where she was again conveyed in the sling by the villagers in order to cross a river amid knee-deep water.
During the period, she gave birth to a baby girl which was found to be dead.
Sikaka has been admitted to Kalyansinghpur community health centre in critical condition, reports said.