They walked 40 km at a stretch, humbling a mountain and through thick forest to provide care to an Aadivasi woman writhing in labor pain
A team of doctors and nursing staff of the health department of Kerala, known for its dedicated service, took up another uphill task the other day to reach emergency care to a woman writhing in labor pain at her thatched hut in the deep forest, inaccessible to ordinary people. They walked 40 kms at a stretch humbling a mountain and through thick forest to provide care to an Aadivasi mother and child.
It was Lakshmi , wife of Murukan and her newborn daughter who got the unusual help from the medical team. Yet another feather in the cap of Kerala Health Department and its team.
The mother and child who belong to the Kurumba community, dwell in the deep forest in Thutukki in Palakkad district. The woman was supposed to be shifted to the hospital in advance by end of this month, but as early labor necessitated the delivery take place at their hut in the forest. On an emergency call, the team of four doctors and nursing staff rushed to the spot covering 40 km of a difficult path through thick forest.
As the place was situated above 4000 feet from sea level and no proper road to reach there, the team consisting of Doctors Vineeth Thilakan, Ranjini, Mubarak, Anjali and the nursing staff decided to walk up the steep mountain and through the dense forest. It took almost eight hours to reach the place.
After giving adequate initial care, the team shifted the mother and child to hospital in the city for more care.
It is reported that the mother and child are healthy and happy in the hospital.