No roads: Maharashtra pregnant woman carried to hospital in bedsheet, loses child
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Palghar(Maharashtra): A tribal woman in labour lost her child due to a lack of connectivity and medical facilities in Maharashtra’s Thane. The unfortunate incident comes not long after a woman lost her newborn twins under similar circumstances in the Palghar district.Dashana Farale, the 32-year-old-woman, hails from Dharmipada, Dhigashi village in Thane district. According to visuals that have gone viral on social media, a group of people had to carry the pregnant woman in a bedsheet across brooks, mud and rocky terrain to get her medical help. She gave birth on the way and the child didn’t survive.
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Dashana complained of labour pain on September 1 around 9am, the Hindustan Times reported. The villagers had no choice but to carry her on a bedsheet through the difficult terrain.
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“It takes at least 30-45 minutes to cross the pathway and reach the health centre. On Thursday, when we heard of Darshana screaming with labour pain we decided to immediately take her to the hospital. We jointly held a bedsheet and made her lie inside and left the house. When we reached halfway, she gave birth to the baby. We tried rushing to the hospital. However, when there was no response from the baby, we realised the baby is no more,” a villager told the daily.
The closest primary health centre is situated 1.5 kilometres away from the village. Their demand for a road remains unfulfilled for over a decade now, the report added.
Thane is considered the bastion of Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde.
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