ASHA worker turns saviour for a pregnant women, manages delivery on way to hospital

PAMPORE:P An Asha worker from a far-flung area of Pampore town in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district has won accolades after saving life of a pregnant lady who delivered on way to hospital. Rafiqa wife of Mohammad Qasim Goursi, an ASHA worker for Babseer village which falls under PHC Ladhoo in Pampore medical block, has won applause from health officials after she managed a delivery case with great skill.
Talking to Kashmir Reader, Asha Worker Rafiqa told that she received a call from a family member of a pregnant lady that she has been in labour and needs to be shifted to the nearby hospital for delivery.
Rafiqa called the hospital officials and an ambulance was arranged for ferrying the pregnant lady to the Sub district hospital Pampore. However, the ambulance couldn’t reach to this far-flung area due to snowy roads and was halted 4 kilometers before the village where from the pregnant lady was residing.
” As we were walking to the place where the ambulance was waiting for us, the pregnant lady complained severe pains and on examination I found the baby was crowning so there was no point to go down and we took her to a nearby house,” Rafiqa told Kashmir Reader, adding she immediately made bed for her and managed her delivery.
After she cut the umbilical cord of the child.
The lady was then taken to the hospital where she was examined and given necessary treatment.
Rafiqa thanks Allah for helping her to save the child and the mother.
The ASHA worker Rafiqa was felicitated by BMO Pampore Dr Asma Nazir, RMO Dr Mohammad Ashraf and Asha Cordinator Nasir Nazir on Monday at BMO office Sub district hospital Pampore for the exemplary work. ” Today we felicitated ASHA, Rafiqa of our block for doing a great job.
Some days ago a lady patient Parveen from far-flung village of Babseer Ladhoo was in labour pains, the village has no motorable road and the ambulance was waiting at a distance of around 4 kilometers,” Dr Mohammad Ashraf, RMO, SDH Pampore told Kashmir Reader, adding that the lady started delivering before reaching the ambulance.
” The ASHA worked managed her with great skill and the department is very proud of him, so she was felicitated today,” he said.
The local residents of Pampore areas appreciated Rafiqa and hoped that she should be felicitated at UT level for her great job.


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