After Being Stuck In Traffic Snarls, Two Women Give Birth In Ambulances
Being stuck in traffic, a 22-year-old woman named Jyoti gave birth to a male child in the ambulance itself. As the ambulance reached near the gausahala underpass in Delhi, the traffic was so congested that the ambulance couldn’t move for half-an-hour. When the commuters heard Jyoti crying and yelling due of pain, they cleared the way. However, by the time ambulance reached the hospital, Jyoti had already given birth to a baby boy.
In another such case that came to light from the same city was of a 32-year-old woman Neema, who is a resident of Sahibabad and while she was on her way to the hospital, got stuck in a traffic snarl near Thakurwada trisection due to an accident in the area. She too gave birth to a baby boy.
The hospital’s chief medical superintendent, Deepa Tyagi said, “Both the women and their infants are fine and are under observation in the hospital.”
Both the women were taken to the district hospital for medical assistance. The hospital’s chief medical superintendent, Deepa Tyagi said, “Both the women and their infants are fine and are under observation in the hospital.”
“There was a medical assistant with Neema in the ambulance and hence there was no difficulty in delivery.” added Tyagi. Neema’s husband is a daily wage labourer and this was their third child. The other woman, Jyoti’s Ambulance driver, said, “We received a call around 9:30 am and reached Sudamapuri in 20 minutes. However, we were able to pick up the patient only by 10:15, as there was a huge traffic jam in the area. Even on the way to the hospital, it took us around 45 minutes. Had there been no jam near Gaushala phatak, we would have reached the hospital in a mere 20 minutes.” He also added that though there was an attendant in the ambulance, Jyoti’s relatives didn’t take his help.
Jyoti’s husband works in a cooking manufacturing company and said that this is their first child. He also alleged that though his father was trying to speak to the Ambulance service since 6 am, he got to speak to the operator only at 9:30 am. Over this, NK Gupta, Ghaziabad Chief Medical officer said, “Ambulance is a centralised service and operated from Lucknow. If there is any delay on the part of the ambulance driver, we will look into it and send our report.”
‘Traffic Index-2018‘, compiled by leading independent location technology specialist TomTom labelled Delhi as the fourth most traffic congested city in the world.
Delhi is the world’s fourth most traffic congested city in the world
‘Traffic Index-2018‘, compiled by leading independent location technology specialist TomTom labelled Delhi as the fourth most traffic congested city in the world. In the rankings, Mumbai stood at the top place for the second consecutive year, with commuters spending an average of 65 per cent extra travel time being stuck in traffic. The report analyzed the traffic condition in 403 cities across six continents and hence labelled Delhi as the fourth most traffic congested city, where commuters spend an average of 58 per cent extra travel time being stuck in traffic.