Tribal Woman for First Time Delivers in Hospital

The village is deprived of health services due to lack of road and transport communications.

Published: 08th April 2016 06:56 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th April 2016 06:59 AM   |  A+A-

DHENKANAL: For the first time, a 26-year-old woman of tribal-dominated Kourt village on Thursday delivered a girl child in Kamakshyanagar Sub-Divisional Hospital. This is the first time that a woman from the inaccessible village preferred institutional delivery.

The woman, Baishakhi Dehury, was admitted to the hospital in a critical condition. Both mother and child are reportedly affected by jaundice.

Tribalwo.jpgSources said Dehury was brought on a bicycle by her husband covering 5 km from the village. Later, villagers carried her for another 7 km after which, she was taken to the hospital by an ambulance with the help of ASHA and health workers.

The tribal villagers said, “We never prefer institutional delivery as there is no road connection to Ekul Sekul, Kourt and other adjacent villages under Kantole gram panchayat.” Lack of communication discourages the tribals from delivering child in hospital, they added.

CDMO Dr SK Das said Dehury was the first woman from the village who delivered a child in a hospital. The village is deprived of health services due to lack of road and transport communications.

All arrangements have been made for their treatment. District health administration has directed the Primary Health Centre to send a medical team twice a month to the village for regular immunisation and essential health services, he added.

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