Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Man Walks 40 km Through Forest With Pregnant Wife On Shoulder To Get Her To Hospital
In an effort to save his pregnant wife and their child, an Indian man reportedly walked through a forest for about 40 kms in heavy rains carrying the ailing woman on his shoulders to get her to a hospital.
According to IndianExress, the tribal youth, Ayyappan, carrying his seven-month pregnant wife, Sudha made the 6 AM to 6 PM journey in heavy rains.
He was later able to get a ride to take his wife to Pathnamthitta district hospital from where she was referred to Kottayam medical college hospital.
When the woman was brought to the hospital, doctors said she had oedema, high blood pressure and convulsions. Convulsions during pregnancy can affect both mother and child.
The woman's life was saved since she was carried all the way, but the baby could not be saved. Labour was induced for the delivery of the dead foetus.
The couple was living in the Konni forests and eked out a living by selling honey and various other products from the forest. As media reports came in about the couple, offers of financial assistance have started pouring in.