11 Guwahati,11 August: For a pregnant woman from a remote corner of Mizoram needing urgent medical attention, Mizo National Front (MNF) legislator Z R Thiamsanga became a god-sent angel who carried out an emergency caesarean operation on her and helped deliver a healthy baby boy.
The 62-year-old qualified doctor turned MLA had retired from government service in 2018 before he was elected to the state Assembly.
Both the 39-year-old mother and the baby are now doing fine in the district hospital in Champhai where the MA had to carry out the operation as the only officiating gynaecologist was away on leave.
During a visit to coronavirus-affected and quake-hit areas of remote Champhai district of Mizoram on Monday, the MLA came to know that the pregnant woman was bleeding profusely and in a critical condition at the state's Champhai district hospital and rushed there.
As there was no gynaecologist present at the hospital at that time, the MLA performed an emergency caesarean operation and helped deliver a healthy baby boy.
The MLA got his MBBS degree in 1985 and later did 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.