Srinagar, 20 Jan: Army conducted a swift emergency evacuation of an ailing elderly lady, Sardar Beewa, wife of Mir Mohd from Jabri village, Boniyar Tehsil, Baramulla district to Primary Health Care (PHC) Centre in Boniyar, on Friday, a defence spokesman said.
In the early morning hours, Indian Army detachment at Paro proactively acted on a distress call from Mir Mohd, a resident of the remote Jabri village, who desperately sought an evacuation of his 80-year old wife, who had developed severe fever, vomiting and abdominal pain, a spokesman said in a statement.
Jabri village is located along a steep gradient, from which evacuation during heavy snowfall is extremely challenging.
Soldiers walked through knee deep snow and reached the ailing lady’s home. They carried the aged lady on their back, to minimise injury to the patient, due to mountainous nature of tracks, steep gradient involved and heavy snowfall conditions, the statement added.
On reaching Paro, the lady was swiftly shifted to a waiting Army ambulance and successfully evacuated to PHC, Boniyar.
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