Tripura: Lady delivers baby in an auto rickshaw

Wednesday, 22 February 2023 (12:45 IST)
Agartala: A young women delivered a premature baby boy inside an auto rickshaw on her way to the hospital with labour pains on Tuesday night in Duski area of Teliamura in Khowai district.
Both mother and son have been shifted to Agartala Govt Medical College at night for better treatment and care.
Swapna Debbarma, a six-month expecting mother of a remote hamlet in Duski developed labour pain in the evening.
The family members hired an auto rikshaw to carry her to Teliamura hospital through a narrow rustic road. Due to the bad condition of the road, it took more than an hour to reach the main road, and meantime, she delivered a baby inside the auto, said Rajkumar Debbarma, a family member.
“Two lady companions of Swapna have facilitated the delivery of the baby in the middle of the road and somehow, we managed the light from our mobile phone. After the delivery, both of them were brought to the hospital for almost after half an hour. But doctors attending them referred to the medical college for better care,” Debbarma said.
He added that doctors here said both mother and son are in good health. (UNI)

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