Amid heavy snowfall, Army evacuates 80-yr-old lady to PHC in Boniyar

Srinagar: Army’s Chinar Corps warriors on Friday conducted a swift emergency evacuation of an ailing elderly lady in Boniyar area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district to Primary Health Care (PHC) Centre.
PRO (Defence) Srinagar in a statement issued here said that Sardar Beewa, wife of Mir Mohd from Jabri village of Boniyar Tehsil in Baramulla was evacuated to Primary Health Care (PHC) Centre in Boniyar.
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, the Defence PRO said.
Jabri village is located along a steep gradient, from which evacuation during heavy snowfall is extremely challenging. “The Chinar Corps warriors 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 snow fall conditions,” the statement said. “On reaching Paro, the lady was swiftly shifted to a waiting Army ambulance and successfully evacuated to PHC, Boniyar.”

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