Pregnant Kerala Woman Carried To Hospital 3 Km Away In Makeshift Stretcher

The pregnant Kerala woman was taken to a hospital 3 km away on a makeshift stretcher

Sumati gave birth to a baby boy shortly after arriving at the hospital. (Represent)


A pregnant tribal woman in Kadukumanna village, Palakkad district of Kerala, is carried to the hospital by relatives on a makeshift stretcher.

According to sources, the pregnant woman, identified as Sumanthi Murukan, is consulting a doctor at Kottathara Tribal Specialty Hospital and is due to give birth next week.

But Sumathi went into labor on the alternate night of Saturday-Sunday. Relatives called an ambulance, but the vehicle could not reach the village due to damaged roads.

Sumathi’s relatives carried her on a makeshift stretcher and walked three and a half kilometers through the forest to the main road. From there, Sumathi was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

Sumati gave birth to a baby boy shortly after arriving at the hospital.

(Except for the title, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from an aggregated feed.)

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