Nepal | May 25, 2020

Woman in labour helped after three days

Himalayan News Service
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Nepai Army personnel, deployed for poll duty, taking a woman in labour from Pandavgufa Rural Municipality to Nepalgunj for delivery, in Bajura, on Sunday, June 25, 2017. Photo: THT

Bajura, June 25

Bajura District Health Office today rescued a pregnant woman going through prolonged labour complications for the past three days.

Fuktuka Dholi, 40, of Pandavgufa Rural Municipality, complained of labour pain on Thursday. Her family rushed her to Gotri Health Post on Friday. Unable to give birth for three days, she was airlifted today to Bheri Zonal Hospital Nepalgunj.

Simrik Air helicopter was chartered in coordination with Department of Health and Regional Health Directorate. “Despite the labour pain, she could not deliver the new born,” said Durga Bajagain, District Health Office Family Planning Supervisor.

A machine was used for delivery and the newborn is in a complicated situation, as per District Health Office Chief Dr Rup Chandra Bishwokarma. However, the mother is said to be out of danger.

The helicopter was chartered at a cost of Rs 4.5 lakh to rescue the pregnant mother, as per District Health Office Bajura.

Personnel from Nepali Army deployed for poll security and locals had assisted Fultuka.

Earlier, Fultuka had given birth to five children. Out of them, three died, informed her husband.

A version of this article appears in print on June 26, 2017 of The Himalayan Times.

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