Thiruvananthapuram, June 4 (BPNS)
A tribal woman from Idukki- Ernakulam border in Kerala gave birth to a baby boy in an ambulance on Sunday. The woman was enroute to a hospital in Adimali when she gave birth to the child in the ambulance.
Maalu (25) of Lalu of Ilambulassery tribal settlement in Idukki- Ernakulam border began experiencing labour pain and was rushed to the Adimali taluk hospital in a jeep.
There were no ambulances present and hence she was carried in a jeep.
Meanwhile an ambulance reached the spot and she was shifted in the ambulance at Irumbupalam some 10 km from Adimali. The pain became intense and she gave birth to a baby boy 3 km away from the hospital with only her husband by her side other than the ambulance driver.
Ambulance driver said that the woman gave birth to the baby boy in a stretcher and he informed other ambulance drivers who were near the Adimal taluk hospital. These drivers intimated the hospital authorities and by the time the ambulance with the mother and child had reached Adimali Hospital, the hospital staff were ready with the necessary support system.
Sadham, the ambulance driver while speaking to BPNS said, “ I found the mother and the child in the stretcher in a pool of blood and alerted other ambulance drivers who informed the Adimali hospital authorities who were prepared for the newborn and the mother. Glad that they are recovering in the hospital.”