Bihar floods: NDRF men help 2 women deliver babies safely

Patna: Working round-the-clock to help flood victims in Bihar, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel rendered timely help to two marooned pregnant women at separate places deliver their babies safely.

The NDRF personnel took a woman experiencing labour pain at Gyaspur village in Bhakhtiyarpur of Patna district to the nearest Primary Health Service last night, Commandant of 9th battalion of NDRF Vijay Sinha said. “Due to the timely assistance, the woman delivered a healthy baby girl at Bhakhtiyarpur PHC,” he said.

The NDRF personnel had earlier yesterday heard cries of help of another pregnant lady at Sinha village in Barhara block of Bhojpur district and ferried her to the nearest hospital for safe delivery, he added.

Engaged in relief and rescue of marooned people, the NDRF personnel came to know about the woman in distress in Bhojpur from the Disaster Management department control room and immediately rushed to help the 22-year-old woman who was in labour pain.

The Bihta-based NDRF Commandant said the force personnel get training in child birth to help people in need.

He said during the floods last year, the NDRF team had helped a woman in Ara town give birth to a baby in midstream Ganga on board one of the boats of the central disaster force. Similarly, another lady in Bahraich in Uttar Pradesh received timely help from the NDRF to deliver safely at the time of floods there.

The Commandant said in the Ara case last year, the family had named the baby boy as ‘NDRF Singh’ out of gratitude for the help extended by the NDRF personnel.