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Newborn dies possibly ‘due to lack of oxygen’; as strike of ambulance personnel continues

the infant was born in Mahatari ambulance service but the death could have been because of lack of oxygen

Even as the Chhattisgarh government may be claiming that the emergency services of 108 and 102 ambulances are functional, the fact is that the technicians and drivers deployed now may not be as experienced in handling emergencies.

This is evident from the fact that a newborn died due to lack of oxygen in the ambulance service in Mungeli of Chhattisgarh.

As per reports received, the infant was born in Mahatari ambulance service but the death could have been because of lack of oxygen.

The report has however, shaken up the health department of the district and family which could not celebrate the birth and had to mourn death of newborn blame the district hospital for lapse.

It is said that the woman was in labour pain in Vicharpur of Mungeli and she was despatched for health center of Setganga thruogh Mahatari expresss.

But she was again referred to district hospital from here and while she was being conveyed again to the district hospital, the delivery took place mid way.

It is said that the neither the oxygen supply had been made available in the 102 Mahatari express nor the staffers could make timely intervention to save the child.

The baby arrived in district hospital only to be pronounced brought dead.

The family however, blames the health setup for the needless loss of life.

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