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Timely intervention from Army saves a precious life in Kupwara

Kupwara, Feb 10, KNT: Timely intervention from Indian Army saved a pregnant woman in the far-flung frontier district of Kupwara. Heavy snowfall in the area made it impossible for the civil ambulance to ply on the slippery roads.

Army said that on Friday morning (today), Kalaroos COB received a distress call from Primary Health Centre, Kalaroos requesting urgent medical evacuation for a pregnant woman with abdominal pain, blood loss and liver damage.

Without wasting any time, Army launched its medical and rescue team in a 2.5 Tonner as it was difficult for any light vehicle to move. The evacuation team shifted the lady carefully onto the vehicle and the determined driver drove through thickly accumulated snow from PHC Kalaroos to SDH Kupwara.

Pertinently, Army had stopped its routine vehicle movements in the area due to challenging road conditions and inclement weather. ‘However, to save a precious life, a decision was taken to move a vehicle in spite of the heavy risk to soldiers and vehicle,’ the army said.

The swift action and timely assistance of the Army ensured the safety of the pregnant lady who gave birth to a baby girl at Sub-District Hospital Kupwara. The family expressed gratitude towards the army for its prompt response. [KNT]

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