A pregnant woman being carried on a make-shift stretcher Credit: Social Media

Shillong: Another incident of a pregnant woman being carried on a make-shift stretcher to reach the nearest Primary Health Centre (PHC) was once again reported from East Garo Hils District early on Friday.

With the swift action of the people of Dimbil village in East Garo Hills District, the pregnant woman was able to give birth at Songsak PHC.

On Sep 19 a pregnant woman was carried on a make-shift stretcher

According to the deputy commissioner of East Garo Hills District Swapnil Tembe, who took to social media to share the information, it said, “Salute to people of Dimbil village for carrying a pregnant woman on make-shift stretcher till the point where vehicle could reach so that she could deliver at Songsak PHC. Both the mother and baby are doing well.”

It is to be mentioned that this is another incident reported from East Garo Hills District. Earlier on September 19, a pregnant woman from Gilmatdam village was carried on a bamboo stretcher for nearly 7kms to reach the nearest Primary Health Centre (PHC). Fortunately the mother gave birth to healthy twins and the all were in good health.

The DC in its post had mentioned that it is due to various reasons like remoteness and non-motorable roads, there are various cases where women are delivering their babies at home. “For such cases, we will ensure that a Skilled Birth Attendant (SBA) goes to the house and supervises the delivery to ensure proper hygiene and procedure. This will further help us to reduce maternal deaths,” mentioned the DC.

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