Srinagar, April 2 (GNS): Dawar Army Camp of Snow Leopard Brigade airlifted a pregnant lady stranded at Dawar for the last four days, Army said on Thursday.
A defense spokesperson in a statement said that while the Gurez Valley is cut off from the rest of the Kashmir Valley due to high snow levels at Razdan Pass, the prevailing bad weather conditions for last four days did not afford any window of opportunity to the Army to evacuate the patient by air.
“On April 1, Dawar Army Camp of Snow Leopard Brigade received a requisition from civil administration for evacuation of Zytoona Begum, resident of Satni Village located very close to the Line of Control who had been critically ill. She was a case of molar pregnancy with excessive bleeding resulting in low haemoglobin and needed urgent surgery. She was under the close monitoring of civil and Army medical team at the Hospital at Dawar. Finally, the patient was evacuated from Army Helipad in Gurez at the first available opportunity late afternoon today,” the spokesperson said.
He said the threat of COVID-19 further added to the procedures of evacuation.
“Soldiers of Snow Leopard Brigade activated the Gurez Helipad at short notice and the critically ill patient was continuously monitored before she could be evacuated by helicopter,” the spokesperson said, adding, “She is presently undergoing treatment at Lal Ded Hospital at Srinagar.” (GNS)