Woman in labour saved

Bajura, December 31

Eighteen-year-old Haijali Chadara of remote Hyanglu in Khatyad Rural Municipality-10, who was in labour, was rescued from Kolti of Bajura today.

She was airlifted to Surkhet from Kolti with the joint initiative of District Health Office Mugu and Regional Health Directorate Surkhet.

PHASE Nepal, an NGO, had provided financial support to airlift her from mid-western regional hospital in Surkhet. She was rescued by a Makalu Air plane, said Regional Health Directorate Information Officer Prakash Raj Sharma.

According to sources, the woman had been complaining of labour pain for the past three days. Her kin had taken her to Ratapani Primary Health Centre. She had failed to give birth to the baby and her health had deteriorating due to excessive bleeding. However, her family could not rush her to a well-equipped health facility due to financial crunch. The Chadara family was seeking help. “She was rescued with the joint support of District Health Office Mugu and Regional Health Directorate with financial support of PHASE Nepal,” said her husband Dev Singh Chadara.

The outbound flights of Nepal Airlines, Tara Airlines and Sita Airlines to Kolti Airport from Nepalgunj Airport were cancelled due to bad weather. “The flight was possible due to Makalu Airlines aircraft which had flown to Simikot of Humla,” said Kolti Airport Station Manager Janam Dhami.

Chadara, who had tied her knot at 15 years, was giving birth to her first baby. “Such kinds of complexities are common in pregnancy at an early age,” said doctors.