Migrant worker from Chattisgarh delivers baby on road in Telangana

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A migrant worker, headed to her native place in Chhattisgarh along with her husband and six others, delivered a girl by the roadside in Japthishivanur of Narsingi mandal In Telangana on Tuesday.

A migrant worker, headed to her native place in Chhattisgarh along with her husband and six others, delivered a girl by the roadside in Japthishivanur of Narsingi mandal In Telangana on Tuesday.

Anitha Bai, who was walking back to her native village in Chhattisgarh gave birth to a baby girl near National Highway 44 under Narsingi police station limits in Medak district on the early hours of Tuesday.

Police officials rushed to the spot and shifted the woman and her newborn to a government Hospital at Ramayampet. According to police, the migrant woman was heading home on foot, along with seven others including another pregnant woman.

They were able to hitch a ride in a lorry. However, after Anithabai complained of labour pains, the lorry driver dropped them at Japathishivanur. She and her husband Lokesh decided to walk to the nearest government hospital, but on the way, Anitabai gave birth to a girl.

Narsingi sub-inspector B Rajesh said they rushed to the spot after other villagers informed them about the incident. “We arranged a private ambulance and shifted the family to Ramayampet government hospital. Both mother and the baby girl are fine,” the SI said. Cops arranged food and shelter for the other workers.

They decided to undertake the tedious journey after doctors in a couple of hospitals in Hyderabad refused to take up any new case. “There was no other way but to return to our village where our parents would have taken care of us. This situation would not have arisen if the police had given us the permission to travel to our native place,” Ms Anitabai told The Hindu from her hospital bed.

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