Delhi Police rescued 31 women in severe labour pain, shifted to hospitals amid lockdown

Delhi police acts when they receive information on its help line number regarding woman needs to reach a hospital and her family members are not getting an ambulance in time. Delhi police immediately sends PCR Van to the woman’s residence and send her to a nearby hospital, said Delhi Police 31 women who were not getting ambulances in time, shifted to different hospitals where the women delivered their babies safely," said DCP Sharat Sinha said.

 

Abhishek Byahut

New Delhi

Delhi Police has rescued as many as 31 women in severe labour pain and shifted them to different hospitals safely since the lock down has started from 24 March due to corona virus pandemic, police said.

The moment Delhi police receive a information from its help line number that a woman is in distress and she needs to reach a hospital and her family members are not getting an ambulance in time, Delhi police immediately sends a PCR Van to the woman’s residence and send her to a nearby hospital, DCP Sharat Sinha said.

Till now Delhi police rescued 31 women who were not getting ambulances in time and shifted them to different hospitals where the women delivered their babies safely, Sinha said.

Recently, Delhi police received a call from the Maidan Garhi area where a woman was in sever labour pain. The woman and her family tried to call the ambulance several times, but no help came, police said.

After waiting for some time, the family member of the woman called the Delhi Police PCR and sought help.

Within minutes, a Delhi Police PCR Van reached to the woman’s residence and immediately rushed her to a nearby hospital where she delivered a baby with the help of doctors there, police said.

Later, another police officer was sent to the woman’s home and informed the family that the mother and the newborn child are safe.

Police said that his family was under a lot of stress regarding safety of his wife and delivery of the child due to restrictions imposed by the authorities after PM Modi’s announcement of 21-day lockdown in the country to combat the deadly coronavirus pandemic.

Delhi police received most of the distress calls in its help line number ~ 112.  Delhi police appealed to the people not to be panicked if they do not get an ambulance in time during any kind of medical emergency and requested them to dial ~ 112 or 23469526 ~ which are twenty –four hour help line number.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has imposed a 21-day lockdown till April 14 to combat the spread of novel coronavirus.

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