Assam: In the absence of motorable roads, woman in labour brought to hospital in horse-drawn cart

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Assam: In the absence of motorable roads, woman in labour brought to hospital in horse-drawn cart

GUWAHATI, July 7 (NL Web Desk): Poor surface communication and the absence of motorable roads to several villages across Assam has forced people to transport patients in hand-drawn, bullock and horse-drawn carts to hospitals and healthcare institutions.
There have been several incidents, brought to light by your channel NEWS LIVE, where patients were transported to hospitals in hand-drawn carts, rickshaws and even bicycles.
In another incident, a woman in labour was transported to hospital at Nagarbera in Kamrup district in a horse-drawn carriage since ambulances cannot go to her village due to the absence of motorable roads.
“Ambulances cannot come to the villages since the roads are in a dilapidated state. We have repeatedly raised the issue of bad roads with government officials but all our appeals have fallen on deaf ears,” the woman’s husband said.
A person carrying his brother’s body on a bicycle in Majuli had made news headlines across the country, highlighting poor road connectivity, particularly across rivers, in the State.

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