Army personnel evacuate pregnant woman from remote village


Indian Army soldiers evacuated a pregnant woman from a village cut off by heavy snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir’s Buniyar on Tuesday.
The Army stated in an official statement that personnel from the Dagger Division evacuated the woman, Gulshan Begum, from the remote Sumwali village in Buniyar Tehsil to the nearest primary health care center, 20 kilometres away.
“The patient was evacuated on foot by the soldiers, from Sumwali Village to Paro Detachment, where the patient’s vitals were checked by the Indian Army’s medical team. On checking and stabilising the vitals, the lady was immediately shifted to a waiting ambulance and driven to Boniyar PHC, over snow-covered roads,” the Army statement read.
Earlier, on 25 November, last year, the Army carried out an emergency evacuation of a distressed pregnant woman from the Sumwali village near the Line of Control (LoC).
According to an official statement, the woman, identified as Atara (30), was experiencing severe abdominal pain when locals called and urged officials to provide medical assistance.
“On 24 November at 2100 hrs, the Indian Army Post at Nala received a distress call from the locals requesting for urgent medical assistance to a pregnant lady(two months) Mrs Atara Age 30 Yr W/O Mr Rashid who was having severe abdominal pain. The Army Medical team at Nala post checked the vitals and planned emergency evacuation,” the Army said.