Doctor carries tribal woman and her newborn twins for 5 km, let’s salute him

In a remote village of Telangana, the government doctor carried his patients to the hospital and ensured that they got medical assistance at the right time.

His patient, a tribal woman suffered from postpartum haemorrhage, means heavy bleeding soon after childbirth. She gave birth to new-born male twins with low-birth-weight in Ralla Cheluka, which is a village in Palvancha Mandal.

Credits: The Hindu

And seeing that she needed to be taken to a hospital immediately, this doctor jumped into action.

Dr. L. Rambabu, who is a Medical Officer at the Primary Health Centre (PHC) in Ulvanoor had carried 22-year-old Sukki and her babies in a makeshift stretcher for about 5 kilometres to the nearest road point, as reported by The Hindu.

The mother and the two babies were then shifted to the government area hospital in Bhadrachalam town.

“I found the tribal woman lying in hypovolemic condition (decreased blood volume or diminished body fluid) with postpartum haemorrhage along with her new-born twin babies weighing 2 kg and 1.75 kg each.

As chances of the twin babies developing infection and sepsis due to unhygienic conditions and cutting the umbilical cord in septic environment were high, we, along with the family members carried the trio to the road point at Mamidigudem on a doli and shifted them to the government hospital in Bhadrachalam,” the report quotes the doctor as saying.

The shocking incident again draws attention to the poor connectivity of remote tribal areas to community roads and towns.

The politicians on TV channels claim that they would transform remote areas into well-developed places but on ground level, the truth is entirely different as there is no access to an ambulance in emergency situations.

Fortunately, the doctor was available and he worked beyond the call of duty to rescue three lives in the need of the hour.