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Lockdown in Bengaluru: Pregnant woman walks 5 kms to find hospital, gives birth in empty plot


Nation Next Newsroom | Apr 20, 2020 19:14

Amid the lockdown in Bengaluru, a pregnant woman walked almost 5 kms with her husband to find a hospital but had to finally deliver the baby in an empty plot in Doddabommasandra area.

As per reports, the woman went into premature labour and started experiencing pain when the couple decided to search for a hospital nearby. But even after walking for about 5 kms, they could not find any hospitals open because of the lockdown. Fortunately, at around 9 am they found a doctor couple who had their clinic nearby, in the area.

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Dr Ramya Himanish, who helped the woman deliver her baby, is a dentist who runs Krupa Clinic in Doddabommasandra. Ramya told The News Minute that the couple was not expecting the delivery as the woman’s due date was supposed to be in May.

When Dr Ramya approached the couple, the woman requested to use the bathroom at her clinic. Since the bathroom was upstairs and she couldn’t climb, the woman decided to use the neighbouring empty plot.

While relieving herself the woman in the empty plot, the delivered the baby. After the birth, the baby wasn’t breathing and Dr Ramya’s husband, who’s a general physician, had a give a mouth to mouth respiration to the baby.

After the baby started breathing, the doctor couple called the ambulance and the woman and her baby were taken to KC General Hospital. Presently, both the mother and baby are said to be stable.