Indian film actress, newborn die due to unavailability of ambulance
A 25-year-old Indian film actress and her newborn baby died in Maharashtra’s Hingoli district on Sunday apparently due to unavailability of the ambulance, a police official said on Monday.
Relatives of the deceased actress, Pooja Zunjar, claimed she would have been alive had they managed to get an ambulance in time.
The shocking incident occurred around 6.30 am on October 20 in Hingoli district, around 590 kms from Mumbai, in the Marathwada region, India.com reported.
The police official said Pooja was rushed to a primary health centre in Goregaon, her native place in the district, around 2 am on Sunday after she went into labour.
Pooja gave birth but the newborn died within few minutes even as her condition deteriorated, the official said.
“The doctors at the primary health centre then advised Pooja’s family members to shift her to the Hingoli civil hospital, which is around 40 kms from Goregaon,” he said.
However, her panicked family members struggled to find an ambulance.
“They somehow managed to get a private ambulance to rush Pooja to the civil hospital in Hingoli, but she died during the journey,” the official said.