MEHSANA: In absence of proper medical treatment, a woman here today delivered her child in front of a closed Primary Health Centre (PHC) in Mehsana district.
"An eight-month pregnant woman today delivered a baby in open, under a tree in front of Modhera village in Mehsana district's Primary Health Centre (PHC) as the PHC was closed on Sunday. But soon after the delivery, the baby died," Rajesh Patel, a staffer of ambulance emergency 108 service, said.
The woman has been identified as Geeta Narsingh Solanki (32) and belonged from Matrasan village in Bahucharaji tehsil of Mehsana district, Patel said.
The woman was critical after the deliver and was rushed to a community health centre (CHC) in Bahucharaji, he added.
According to the Block Health Officer, Suhag Shrimali, the woman delivered the baby on her way to the PHC.
"The woman delivered a baby on her way to the PHC. Her village is around 3.5 kms from the PHC and she could not understand the labour pain, it got bit late and she delivered a baby before reaching to the PHC," Shrimali said.
"It was a premature delivery, follwing which the baby died. However, we will conduct a probe into the incident as per the law," he added.