SOLUKHUMBU, Feb 3: A woman who could not undergo a normal delivery at a local primary health centre was airlifted by a doctor to the District Hospital, Phaplu for the delivery.
The woman, Nirmala Rai of Bung in the district was at first brought to the primary health centre at Sotang. The health workers at the primary health centre referred her to the District Hospital, Phaplu after she needed to undergo an urgent operation.
Soon after the referral, Dr Mingma Chhiri Sherpa, who is also the Chief of the District Health Office, Solukhumbu landed at Sotang in a helicopter. The pregnant woman was boarded on the helicopter and whisked to the District Hospital, Phaplu for an operation. There at the District Hospital the woman gave birth to a child through a caesarean section. Both the mother and the child are now doing fine, according to the hospital sources.
Dr Sherpa said the cost of chartering the helicopter would be borne by the district hospital itself. RSS