Postpartum woman airlifted to Surkhet from Baitadi


By Our Correspondent,Baitedi, May 24: A new mother suffering from postpartum hemorrhage has been airlifted from Baitadi, a hilly district in Sudhurpaschim Province, to Surkhet in Karnali Province.

She was airlifted as part of the President's Women Upliftment Programme and taken to a well-equipped hospital by a Nepal Army helicopter. 

Damayanti Bhatt Joshi, 26, from Rim village in Dogdakedar Rural Municipality-1, was airlifted by a Nepali Army helicopter on Tuesday, according to Baitadi Chief District Officer Sushare Panthi. The baby's health condition is stable, he added.

On Monday night, Damayanti underwent a caesarean section at the district hospital, but her bleeding did not stop. Chandra Singh Dobal, the Information Officer of the Baitadi Hospital, stated that due to the lack of a blood transfusion service in Baitadi Hospital, one of the hospital's health workers donated six units of blood to Damayanti. 

She was then taken to Surkhet for further treatment. Currently, she is undergoing treatment at Surkhet Hospital. 

Pregnant and postpartum women in distress are being rescued by helicopter under the President's Women Upliftment Programme. Previously, two pregnant women were rescued from Baitadi's Sighas Rural Municipality. CDO Panthi said that the air rescue programme saved the life of the pregnant woman.

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