Vishakhapatnam, July 21: In a shocking incident of medical apathy, a 30-year-old pregnant woman in Andhra Pradesh's Vishakhapatnam district was carried on a makeshift stretcher made from a cloth to a hospital on Sunday. The woman was carried for 6 kms in the sling to KJ Puram hospital from Kothavalsa village as an ambulance could not reach her village due to lack of road connectivity. Medical Apathy in Madhya Pradesh: Patient Dragged to X-Ray Room on Bedsheet by Hospital Staff in Jabalpur; Watch Video.
According to reports, Janapareddi Devi delivered a baby girl at the hospital. District Collector V Vinay Chand directed medical staff to ensure better treatment for Janapareddi. MPDO Poli Naidu told The New Indian Express that the woman was advised to get hospitalised at least three days before her scheduled delivery, but her family waited till the last minute due to which her condition deteriorated.
Video of Relatives of Janapareddi Taking Her on Makeshift Stretcher:
#WATCH A pregnant woman carried for more than 6 kms to KJ Puram hospital from Kothavalsa village on a makeshift stretcher made from a cloth tied to a wooden log, due to lack of road connectivity. The woman & the child are in stable condition. #Visakhapatnam pic.twitter.com/Wn9VtS0IHI
— ANI (@ANI) July 21, 2019
In a similar incident in June this year, a four-month-old pregnant woman was brought to Chandwa Community Health Centre on a motorbike allegedly due to unavailability of an ambulance. The 30-year-old Shanti Devi was in an unconscious condition and was profusely bleeding when she was taken to the health centre by his family members.