A ruling party legislator in Mizoram turned a Good Samaritan for a pregnant woman, as he conducted a caesarean operation on her and helped deliver a healthy baby boy in virtually inaccessible Champhai district near the India-Myanmar border in the tiny hill state.
The 62-year-old qualified doctor turned MLA ZR Thiamsanga, is legislator of Mizo Narional Front from Champhai North seat swapped his political duties for a doctor’s when a woman in his constituency required an emergency medical attention.
Thiamsanga during a visit to COVID-19 affected and quake-hit areas of remote Champhai district on August 10 came to know that the pregnant woman was bleeding profusely and in a critical condition as there was no gynaecologist present at the hospital at that time, he performed an emergency caesarean operation and helped deliver a healthy baby boy.
The doctor turned politician said that he operated on C Lalhmangaihsangi, a 38-year-old woman from a remote Ngur village in Champhai district, who was expecting her second child.
The woman hailing from the remote Ngur village could not be move to capital town Aizawl, which is about 200 km from Champhai. The lone gynaecologist posted at the Champhai hospital too was on leave.
Thiamsanga got his MBBS degree in 1985 and did his doctorate in Medicine in 1995 from the Regional Institute of Medical Science in Imphal in Manipur. He retired as head of department (Obstetrics and Gynaecology) at the Aizawl Civil Hospital in May 2018.
Later, he was elected to the Assembly in November 2018 as MNF candidate.