Woman delivers child on NDRF boat in flood-hit Bihar

New Delhi/Patna, July 26

A 25-year-old girl gave beginning to a child woman onboard an NDRF rescue boat plying on the swollen Burhi Gandak river in flood-affected Bihar on Sunday, officers stated.

The girl was being rescued from her marooned home in Gobari village of East Champaran district when she developed extreme labour ache and later delivered the child round 1:40 pm, they stated.

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) workforce was accompanied by an ASHA (accredited social well being activist) employee who helped within the childbirth, an NDRF spokesperson stated in Delhi.

The rescuers from the ninth battalion of the NDRF had been attending to a drowning incident within the neighborhood once they had been knowledgeable concerning the pregnant girl whose village was hit by floodwaters of the Budhi Gandak river, the spokesperson stated.

“The mother and the newborn girl have been shifted to a public health facility in Banjariya village of Motihari district by an ambulance and their condition is stated to be stable,” he stated.

The spokesperson stated NDRF personnel are educated in medical first responder course and all rescuers are taught dealing with of childbirth throughout an emergency.

“This is the 10th childbirth (including a case of twins) on an NDRF boat while evacuating expecting mothers from flood-hit areas since year 2013,” the spokesperson stated.

A complete of 21 NDRF groups are deployed in a dozen districts of Bihar for conducting flood rescue and reduction work. PTI

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