Haveri: Neighbours help woman deliver baby with doctor on video call


Team Udayavani, Jul 29, 2020, 11:25 AM IST

 

Haveri: A group of women came to the rescue of a pregnant lady who developed labour pain after the latter’s family was informed that the ambulances were deputed on Covid19 duty and would require time to reach their place.

The incident took place on Sunday when Vasavi Pattepur, a resident of Vaidyara in Haveri’s Hangal began experiencing labour pain ahead of her scheduled date. Her family called for an ambulance but was informed that it may take around 30-45 minutes for an ambulance to reach their place.

Her husband Raghavendra alerted their neighbours – Madhulika Desai, Ankita Vedambhattanavar, Jyoti Madi who offered to help her deliver. Vasavi had almost delivered the baby when the women reached the house.

A gynaecologist friend of one of the woman assisted the group over a video call on how to cut the umbilical cord by following all precautions. By the time, the baby was cleaned up, wrapped in warm clothes and Vasavi was asked to breastfeed the baby the ambulance also reached the spot and they were taken to the hospital.

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