Two women die due to lack of treatment in Pithoragarh district 

BD Kasniyal 

GG News Bureau

Pithoragarh,30th  June . Two women died due to  lack of medical treatment while a pregnant woman was saved by villagers after she was taken to hospital travelling 10 km on rugged terrains on foot in Pithoragarh district. Sources from different places said

“Sudha Dayal (40), a woman from high Himalayan altitude village of Tidang in Dhar chula subdivision of Pithoragarh, died on way to hospital when she was being taken to helipad by relatives, to be lifted to Dharchula hospital for treatment. “said Hayat Singh a relative of Sudha.

According to Singh, despite a helipad recently constructed in Tidang village, the administration sent helicopter in Dharkar village, some 3 km from her village.” Had the helicopter reached in Tidang helipad in time, Sudha could have been saved. “said the villager.

The state government has started helicopter Services temporarily to lift the residents from high Himalayan valleys to Dharchula as the tribals are in higher reaches  on summer migration these days.

In another incident that occurred in Dewayal village of Salt sub division of Almora, Manju Devi (24) a pregnant woman died on way to hospital when she was referred repeatedly by doctors from Almora to Ramnagar and then Haldwani. “had she received treatment in time, she would have been saved. Said Gopal Singh Rawat, chairperson of Gram Pradhan Sangthan of Salt area.

In another incident that occurred in Namik village, most remote village of Pithoragarh district,  labour pain  affected, 27 years old Gita Takuli was saved by villagers after she was taken to a Bageshwar hospital  on sedan by village youths, travelling over 20 km to road head.” From Gogina village of Bageshwar, the woman travelled 35 km on a vehicle to reach community health center at Kapkot, where she delivered a baby. “said Pawan Jamiyal a villager in Namik village.

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