- The JCB machine was arranged by the local administration and police under the supervision of the local BJP MLA.
VIRAL VIDEO- A pregnant woman was taken to a healthcare facility on a JCB machine in Madhya Pradesh’s Neemach district as the ambulance couldn’t take the woman to the nearest healthcare facility owing to floods in a river.
The JCB machine was arranged by the local administration and police under the supervision of the local BJP MLA.
The incident took place in Rawatpura village in Neemuch district, which is among the 39 districts of Madhya Pradesh where a red alert has been issued due to heavy rain.
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A similar incident was reported in Rewa district which borders Uttar Pradesh. The woman, however, delivered the baby in the auto-rickshaw due to the delay in reaching the healthcare centre due to rain-damaged roads.
According to reports from Rewa district, the woman was to be taken to Chakghat Community Health Centre (CHC) on Sunday.
The on-duty ASHA worker had reportedly made a call for Ambulance, but it couldn’t arrive owing to the bad conditioned road, after which the family was forced to take the pregnant woman in an auto-rickshaw to the CHC, but she delivered the baby in the auto-rickshaw only, on way to the government health facility through the awful road.
The video of the incident has gone viral over social media, showed the villagers shouldering the pregnant woman covered with a plastic sheet and walking over a flooded nullah after placing an iron grill to create a temporary bridge over it.
Many parts of Madhya Pradesh, including Bhopal, witnessed downpours over the last few days, leading to power supply disruptions in the state capital and other places.