North-East: Mizoram legislator ZR Thiamsanga helped a woman deliver when he came to know that no doctor was available to attend to her. The legislator, who was visiting the earthquake-hit areas of the remote Champhai district, performed an emergency cesarean.
Thiamsanga is a doctor by profession who specialises in obstetrics and gynaecology. He is often known for putting on his stethoscope to attend to medical emergencies in remote areas.
He was on a visit to his constituency, Champhai North near the Myanmar border, on Monday to assess the damages caused by the recent earthquakes and take stock of the COVID-19 situation.
C Lalhmangaihsangi (38) from the remote Ngur village, who was expecting her second child, was bleeding profusely and her condition was critical.
The medical officer of the Champhai hospital was on leave due to health issues and the woman was not in a position to travel to Aizawl, about 200 km away, the legislator said.
When I was informed about the condition of the woman, I immediately rushed to the hospital and performed an emergency caesarean, he added.
The mother and the baby are doing well.
Thiamsanga said that it was his responsibility to help those in need.
In June, Thiamsanga made the headlines when he rushed to attend to ailing security personnel guarding the India-Myanmar border, crossing a stream and also walking several kilometres.
He contested the 2018 election on a Mizo National Front (MNF) ticket and defeated sitting Congress MLA TT Zothansanga.
He is at present also the vice-chairman of the state Health and Family Welfare Board.
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