No ambulance in sight, pregnant woman carried to hospital in hand-cart in Nagarbera

Imtiaz Bulbul

Nagarbera, January 20: In an incident reflecting government apathy, a pregnant woman in Majarchar in Barpeta district was carried by her family members in a hand-cart, after an ambulance failed to reach their hamlet on Sunday.

“We didn’t receive any response from 108 ambulance services ever after repeated attempts. The woman went into labour and we couldn’t wait any longer,” said a local.

Another family member said, “We have also contacted the Asha worker. But unfortunately, she did not come to help us. We were left with no option but to take her to hospital in a thela (hand-cart).”