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Lucknow: Woman delivers baby on e-rickshaw

A woman delivered a baby on an e-rickshaw as she allegedly could not get an ambulance to travel from her home in Munshipulia to Dr Ram Manohar Lohia hospital in Gomti Nagar.

lucknow Updated: Dec 15, 2017 12:33 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Lucknow
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The woman, Sadiya Khatoon, had labour pain during the day and her family tried to get an ambulance. The family reportedly waited for nearly an hour after calling the ambulance service. (Getty Images/Representative image)

A woman delivered a baby on an e-rickshaw on Thursday as she allegedly could not get an ambulance to travel from her home in Munshipulia to Dr Ram Manohar Lohia hospital in Gomti Nagar.

The woman, Sadiya Khatoon, had labour pain during the day and her family tried to get an ambulance. The family reportedly waited for nearly an hour after calling the ambulance service. Later, they decided to take another vehicle and boarded an e-rickshaw.

However, before she could reach the hospital, she delivered the baby in the e-rickshaw. The family brought the mother and the child to the hospital where they were admitted and were said to be healthy.

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Ajay Yadav, spokesperson of GVK EMRI that runs 102 and 108 ambulance service in state, said that the service in the state capital is prompt. “We are yet to find the number of this patient. Once we find it, we shall inquire what had exactly happened,” he said.

First Published: Dec 15, 2017 12:33 IST