Telangana: Doctor drives 70 km to shift tribal expectant mother to healthcare centre -Rahul V Pisharody

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published Published on May 13, 2020   modified Modified on May 14, 2020

-The Indian Express

Medical officer Dr Mohammed Mukram drove through the forests and shifted the expectant mother to the public healthcare centre in his car with the help of an ASHA worker and ensured a safe institutional delivery.

Hyderabad: At a time the health machinery is overburdened fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, a doctor in Telangana’s Mahabubabad district helped an expecting mother by himself driving around 70 km to make her reach the primary healthcare centre and delivered the baby safely.

On late Tuesday evening, Gatti Manjula, 28, a Koya tribal woman from Kolaram village in Mahabubabad district, had developed labour pains and a premature rupture of membrane meant that the delivery could happen any moment. Kolaram being one of the most remote villages in the district, the nearest primary healthcare centre (PHC) was around 20 km away and no ambulance was available.

On learning about the case, medical officer Dr Mohammed Mukram drove through the forests and shifted the expectant mother to the PHC in his car with the help of an ASHA worker and ensured a safe institutional delivery.

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The Indian Express, 13 May, 2020, https://indianexpress.com/article/cities/hyderabad/telangana-doctor-drives-70-km-to-shift-tribal-expectant-mother-to-healthcare-center-6408502/


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