Srinagar: A pregnant Kashmiri woman who had been rushed to hospital in an army ambulance gave birth to a baby boy in the same ambulance.
The family of the woman didn’t have any option due to inclement weather but to call Army for help. Army immediately sent an ambulance in a bid to shift the woman who was writhing with pain to hospital, however, the woman gave birth to baby in the army ambulance that was on way to hospital.
A Defence spokesperson said the woman, who hails from Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district, gave birth in an Army ambulance while on way to a hospital. The lady and newborn were later taken to Kalaroos hospital and admitted there.
The Kalaroos Company Commander, in the early hours of Monday received an ASHA worker’s distress call requesting for immediate evacuation of a patient in labour pain in Narikoot, Kupwara, to the hospital. The ambulance was unable to reach to the patient due to heavy snowfall.
An Army vehicle accompanied by a medical team was instantly sent to Narikoot to evacuate the woman.
The Company Commander congratulated the family with gifts and praised the ASHA Worker for her confidence in Army Medics.
In another incident, Army soldiers rescued at least three persons who were critically injured after an Alto car plunged into a nallah in Kralpora area of Kupwara.
Two persons including a 19 year old girl died in the mishap; however, soldiers braving cold jumped into the nallah and rescued three persons. (KNT)