Recién nacido en las calles de Riberalta – Newborn on the streets of Riberalta

The transfer of the mother and her son in a police car.
El traslado de la madre y su hijo en un Radio Patrullas. Foto: Captura de Video.

Pagina Siete:

Without medical attention, young woman gives birth in the middle of the street

Surrounded by motorcyclists and neighbors who acted as midwives. This is how a baby was born yesterday on Avenida Jacarandá, Riberalta, Beni, where her mother could not reach a medical center. An hour and a half later, a Radio Patrol vehicle arrived at the scene and transferred the boy and his mother to the Maternal Infant hospital.

The incident occurred in District 5 of Riberalta at approximately 11:30 a.m., when Vanessa Pérez Guarena, 21, began to feel the pain typical of childbirth. At that moment, Pérez and her mother got on a motorcycle to go to a medical center. The trip was to last 10 minutes.

However, halfway through, the young woman could not resist the pain and she had to give birth on a sidewalk on Jacarandá Avenue. Neighbors of the neighborhood mobilized. Some called the ambulance and others acted as improvised midwives in the absence of a doctor.

At the end and in the midst of motorcyclists and neighbors, a male baby was born to the joy of his grandmother and his mother. An hour and a half and later, a motor vehicle from Radio Patrol arrived at the sector and transferred the mother and baby to the Maternal and Child Hospital.

“They never appear in emergencies, they arrive when one has already died, so there must be an ambulance that goes around the entire town but they don’t; that is why we say that the authorities are not there when they are needed,” said Vanessa’s mother annoyed. The neighbors of the neighborhood made a collection to buy diapers and clothes for the baby.

Another neighbor recounted the times he called a medical center. “I called seven times and the doctors never came. I told them it was urgent that they send an ambulance, but it never came,” said another neighbor to the Lente Regional Riberalta portal.

Sin atención médica, joven da a luz en plena calle

Rodeado de motociclistas y vecinas que hicieron de parteras. Así nació ayer un bebé en la avenida Jacarandá de Riberalta, Beni, donde su madre no pudo alcanzar a llegar a un centro médico. Una hora y media después, un vehículo de Radiopatrullas arribó al lugar y trasladó al niño y a su madre al Materno Infantil.

El hecho ocurrió en el Distrito 5  de Riberalta aproximadamente a las 11:30, cuando Vanessa Pérez Guarena, de 21 años , empezó a sentir los dolores propios del alumbramiento. En ese momento, Pérez y su madre  se subieron a una moto para ir a un centro médico. El viaje iba a durar 10 minutos.

No obstante, a medio recorrido, la joven  no pudo resistir los dolores y tuvo que dar a luz en una acera de la avenida Jacarandá. Vecinos y vecinas del barrio se movilizaron. Unos llamaron a la ambulancia y otras hicieron de parteras improvisadas ante la falta de un médico.

Al final y en medio de motociclistas y vecinas, un bebé de sexo masculino nació para alegría de su abuela y su madre. Una hora y media y después, un motorizado de  Radiopatrullas llegó al sector y   trasladó a madre y bebé al Hospital Materno Infantil.

“Nunca aparecen en las emergencias, llegan cuando ya uno se muere, por eso debe haber una ambulancia que ronde el pueblo entero pero no lo hacen; por eso decimos que las autoridades no están cuando se las necesita”, sostuvo molesta la madre de Vanessa. Los vecinos del barrio hicieron una colecta para comprar pañales y ropa para el bebé.

Otro vecino contó las veces que llamó a un centro médico. “Llamé siete veces  y nunca llegaron los médicos. Les dije que era urgente que manden una ambulancia, pero nunca vino”, dijo otro vecino al portal Lente Regional Riberalta.

https://www.paginasiete.bo/sociedad/2021/11/23/sin-atencion-medica-joven-da-luz-en-plena-calle-316016.html

Published by Bolivian Thoughts

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