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Shocking: Women in Ladakh forced to walk 45 miles in -35C to deliver a baby

New Delhi: Delivering a child is a much challenging thing for expecting mothers in a village of Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir as there is no doctor or hospital facility in the village.Here expecting mothers
India TV News Desk January 24, 2014 7:01 IST
India TV News Desk
New Delhi: Delivering a child is a much challenging thing for expecting mothers in a village of Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir as there is no doctor or hospital facility in the village.

Here expecting mothers are forced to walk  45 miles in -35 degree Celsius temperature in order to reach to the nearest hospital in Lingshed so that, they can deliver the baby safely.

It took them almost 9 hours to reach to the hospital and then they had to repeat the nine day journey when the baby was born, carrying him home.