The two policemen on night patrolling duty did their job as a superhero and turned out to be cops wearing capes for a pregnant woman in Dharamkot town of Moga Friday night as she delivered her baby on a roadside after medical facilities including a government primary health centre (PHC) refused to open their doors for her.
The woman Jyoti (30), from Bhai Ka Khoon colony of Dharamkot, started having labor pains around 9 pm.
Riding pillion on a motorbike, she and her husband struggled for nearly three hours to find a hospital.
The three hospitals where they went did not open their doors, Even the local government primary health centre (PHC) at Dharamkot was empty with its gates locked. Health officials claimed that all doctors at PHC Dharmkot were shifted for coronavirus duty at nearby Janer and there was no staff available for emergency night duty at PHC Dharamkot.
Dr. Rakesh Bali, senior medical officer (SMO), Kot Ise Khan, admitted that no staff was present at Dharamkot PHC last night on emergency duty. “They were all on duty for Coronavirus at Janer center. So, no one was available for emergency duty at PHC Dharmkot where the family first went,” he said.