BORDUMSA: A 23-year-old Chakma woman — RobinaChakma — gave birth to three normal children (triplet) naturally at her home in Dharmapur 2 Village under Miao Circle of Changlang district in Eastern Arunachal Pradesh at around 3.30 am on Monday.
Local ASHA worker of the village — SusmaChakma took care of Robina during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Talking to The Sentinel, Susma said that the babies and their mother are "safe and good", adding that while a male infant weighing 3 kilograms was delivered first, a female baby weighing around 2.6 kg was the second and the youngest female infant weighing 1.8 kilograms was the third. The birth of triplets has brought smiles and happiness among the villagers. "Robina already has a four-year-old child," informed the ASHA worker.
When inquired about the postnatal care and nutritional food required for the mother and the newborn, she replied, "I have shared the details of the home delivery case to the hospital officials; and such facilities are expected to reach soon."
The Health worker added that the mother needs immediate attention as she might become weak and it would affect breast-feeding. "Sonography could not be done earlier because of financial constraints. As the husband remains out for work, the aged in-laws were taking care of their daughter during the pregnancy period," pointed out the ASHA worker.
Earlier on June 18, amidst the nationwide lockdown across the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Surjo Mala Chakma on her return journey from Tamil Nadu had given birth to a baby girl in the running train near New Jalpaiguri Station in West Bengal.
Like many others, her husband — Biro Kumar Chakma had lost his tailoring assistant job in Chennai due to the lockdown. Biro, however, still wanted to wait for sometime to find another job. But the fear of hospital bills for delivery of his wife, Surjo Mala, forced Biro to board the Shramik Special train and head towards his Jyostnapur Village home at Diyun near Dharmapur in remote Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh.
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