Woman gives birth in forest department’s jeep
Munnar: A woman gave birth to a baby boy in the jeep that belonged to the forest department while she was being taken from Edamalakkudy to the hospital in Munnar on Wednesday evening.
Manimala (29), wife of Ponnuswami of Edamalakkudy panchayat, went in labour pain from the morning following which the family carried her until they reached Rajamala. She delivered while she was taken from here to the hospital in Munnar in the jeep.
She was immediately provided first aid at the Rajamala estate hospital and then taken to the Adimaly Taluk hospital in an ambulance that was called from Munnar.
The mother and child are doing fine. The baby is Manimala's second child.