Tribal people carry pregnant woman in (*10*) for 10 km
The absence of pucca roads to the distant tribal hamlets of Visakhapatnam district continues to be a serious downside for the tribal people, who should carry pregnant girls in ‘dolis’ over lengthy distances to succeed in the closest street level, which could possibly be reached by an ambulance.
Sidari Chilakamma (26), of Kinneralova village, suffered labour pains on June 9 and as there is no such thing as a correct street to their village, she needed to be carried in a makeshift (*10*) to the Teegalavalasa street level, 10 km away. Kinneralova is a PVTG (Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group) village of Teegalavalasa panchayat in Hukumpeta mandal.
The villagers submitted a memorandum to the ITDA Project Officer at Paderu on Thursday in search of building of a pucca street from Teegalavalsa Junction to Kinneralova for the advantage of sick individuals and pregnant girls, who should be carried in ‘dolis’ in emergencies.
CPI(M) State committee member Killo Surendra, Tadigiri panchayat deputy sarpanch Killo Rama Rao and Teegalavalasa Girijana Sangham chief P. Somanna have been current.