A 25-year-old girl gave beginning to a child woman on board an Nationwide Catastrophe Response Drive (NDRF) rescue boat working on the swollen Burhi Gandak river in flood-affected Bihar on Sunday, officers mentioned.
The lady was being rescued from her marooned home in Gobari village of East Champaran district when she developed extreme labour ache and later delivered the infant round 1:40 pm, they mentioned.
The NDRF crew was accompanied by an ASHA (accredited social well being activist) employee who helped within the childbirth, an NDRF spokesperson mentioned in Delhi.
The rescuers from the ninth battalion of the NDRF have been attending to a drowning incident within the neighborhood once they have been knowledgeable in regards to the pregnant girl whose village was hit by floodwaters of the Budhi Gandak river, the spokesperson mentioned.
“The mom and the new child woman have been shifted to a public well being facility in Banjariya village of Motihari district by an ambulance and their situation is said to be secure,” he mentioned.
The spokesperson mentioned NDRF personnel are educated in medical first responder course and all rescuers are taught dealing with of childbirth throughout an emergency.
“That is the 10th childbirth (together with a case of twins) on an NDRF boat whereas evacuating anticipating moms from flood-hit areas since yr 2013,” the spokesperson mentioned.
A complete of 21 NDRF groups are deployed in a dozen districts of Bihar for conducting flood rescue and reduction work.