Obstructed Telecommunication Leads to Death of a Pregnant Woman

  January 9, 2020 By: INSEC

Telecommunication was obstructed at Chhaya Nagar Rara Municipality-10 due to snow fall from past five days because of which a woman lost her life. Dhan Rupa B.K, 35, of Jiula village had her labour at 3am on 8 January but her family members were not able to contact the ambulance. They were unable to take her to the hospital because of which she died.

She had heavy bleeding hence the family decided to take her to the District Hospital. They tried contacting the hospital and the municipality for an ambulance but failed. She couldn’t reach the hospital on time. They were three hours’ walking distance away from the hospital and B.K’s neighbors carried her to the hospital but she died on the way.

Government has launched President’s Program for Women and Senior Citizens’ Empowerment which provides immediate health facility to women. Unfortunately, Nepal Telecom’s all the services were obstructed due to the weather. This has angered the locals of the municipality. CDO Jaya Kumar Ghimire informs of being unaware of any such incidence.

Jiwan Sejwal