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Pregnant woman dies for non-availability of road in Shopian; could’ve been saved: People

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DC termed the allegations baseless

Srinagar: A pregnant woman lost her life due to non-availability of road connectivity in Mujpathri area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Sunday, locals alleged.

The people of the area said that she could have been saved if there would have been a proper road connectivity connecting the area with rest of the district.

The residents of Chadak Mohalla Mujpathri told the news agency KNO that a lady identified as Zoitina Banoo, wife of Mohammed Hussain of Chadak Mohalla Mujpathri in Shopian had labour pain and they were not able to take her to the hospital on time due to non-availability of road connectivity. 

They said that they took her in a cot for around two kilometers and she gave birth to a baby on the cot but died on the way to hospital.

They said that had there been the road connectivity, they could have taken her to the hospital on time.

Soon after the incident, they staged a protest and claimed that this is the third such incident in the area in the last one year as they are unable to take patients to the hospital on time. 

They requested higher ups to look into the matter and take immediate steps so that the area can get road connectivity and innocent lives would be saved in the future.

Meanwhile, District Magistrate/DC, Sachin Kumar Vaishya while talking to news agency KNO termed the allegations baseless, saying that “It’s not true”.


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