Jammu, Sept 6: In a bizzare incident, a pregnant woman who was denied admission in hospital, on Sunday delivered a baby on the roadside with the help of local ladies in Samba district of Jammu region.
Police sources here said that a woman identified as Leelam, 35, wife of Davinder Kumar, resident of Bihar, presently living near SIDCO Phase-I Samba, this morning reached the hospital when she suffered labour pain.
“In view of COVID-19 pandemic, the hospital authorities asked her for a test report and refused to admit her. They referred her to Jammu Hospital while not making the ambulance service available to her,” police sources added.
They said that the woman was experiencing severe pain and ultimately with the help of local ladies and a relative, later delivered a baby outside the chemist shop on the road.
“As soon as the news was circulated on social media, the hospital staff rushed to the spot with an ambulance and shifted the woman along with the new born to the hospital for further treatment,” police added.
They later said that both the woman and the child, are stable and healthy.