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Woman gives birth to twins at home as family fails to get

Press Trust of India  |  Baripada (Odisha) 

A tribal woman gave birth to twins at her home as her family allegedly failed to get any ambulance to take her to hospital in Odisha's district, officials said.

The incident took place at Balibhole village under Karanjia sub-division of the district, officials said.

The woman's family members claimed that they called for ambulance under the 108 Janani Surakhya Ambulance but they failed to get any ambulance to take the woman to hospital for delivery.

The of Karanjia, S K Purohit said an inquiry has been ordered into the incident.

The villagers rushed the woman and her newborn twins to the Karanjia sub-divisional Hospital, where doctors declared the twins as brought dead.

The villagers staged demonstration in the hospital campus demanding action against ambulance staff and compensation to the tribal woman.

The handed over a compensation of Rs 5000 to the tribal woman's family.

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First Published: Wed, August 08 2018. 21:00 IST