Jagatsinghpur, July 22 (LocalWire): A 29-year-old pregnant woman hailing from Tirtol in Jagatsinghpur has named her new-born son after the Collector of Jagatsinghpur Sangram Keshari Mohapatra, as her delivery was possible only after the intervention of the collector.
Sources said that the husband of the woman, who is working in a private company in Bhubaneswar, hails from Tirtol and has settled with his wife and other family members in Bhubaneswar.
His wife, who was pregnant, had been given a delivery date of July 24 by her doctor, who also advised her to get tested for COVID before delivery.
The wife was allegedly found corona positive, for which the private hospital refused to admit her and advised the couple to get admitted to AMRI or Apollo hospital.
Meanwhile, BMC officials shifted the woman to the COVID ward of the SUM hospital. When the husband asked for his wife to be tested again, the staff refused as the second test can only be done after 6 days of the first.
The husband then sought the intervention of the Jagatsinghpur collector, Sangram Keshari Mohapatra, for a quick COVID test of his wife so that her operation can be done quickly as she had been suffering from labour pain for 4 days.
Mohapatra sought the intervention of the Khordha collector and BMC authorities, after which the woman was tested again and found to be COVID negative.
As such, her operation was done and she delivered a male child in KIMs Hospital.
“Collector Mohapatra has saved our family, as his timely intervention helped save the life of my wife and child.
As we are all going through a period of ‘sangram’ (meaning struggle) and the Collector’s name is also “Sangram”, we decided to name our child Sangram,” said the father.
Collector Mohapatra expressed his satisfaction that he was able to help the couple.