Army’s Snow Leopard Brigade evacuates pregnant lady stranded in Gurez | KNO

Army’s Snow Leopard Brigade evacuates pregnant lady stranded in Gurez | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, Apr 02 (KNO): Army on Thursday said that Dawar Army Camp of Snow Leopard Brigade airlifted a pregnant lady stranded at Dawar for last four days. Presently, the Gurez valley is cut off from the rest of the Valley due to high snow levels at Razdan Pass. In a statement issued to wire service—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), Army said said that on Wednesday, 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 (LoC) who had been critically ill. “She was a case of Molar pregnancy with excessive bleeding resulting in low Haemoglobin and needed urgent surgery,” Army said, adding that she was under the close monitoring of civil and Army medical team at the Hospital at Dawar. The patient was evacuated from Army Helipad in Gurez at the first available opportunity late afternoon today, Army said, adding that the threat of COVID-19 further added to the procedures of evacuation. “Dawar has a civil hospital with limited advance diagnostic and treatment facilities. In these difficult times of the Corona pandemic, the medical team of Dawar Army Camp and Sub District Hospital in Gurez has achieved a high degree of cohesion and synergy with an aim to provide medical aid to locals and Army personnel alike. With the pooled resources of Army and Civil Administration, a quarantine facility has been created at Dawar in which five civilians who had recently returned from Bandipora have been quarantined,” the statement reads. Army personnel 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. She is presently undergoing treatment at Lal Ded Hospital at Srinagar –(KNO)