Kupwara: Kupwara police here on Sunday successfully helped in saving an elderly person in need of medical assistance by timely evacuation and admission to the local hospital from snowbound Jabdi village of Karnah Sub division.
A police spokesman said that at about 09:45, Police Station Karnah received a distress call from forward Jabdi area of Karnah that a critically ill patient namely Alif Din son of Habibullah , 80 year of age, needs immediate medical attention.
“As the road leading to forward Jabdi is closed due heavy snowfall in the area, police party was rushed by SHO Karnah, Inspector Mudassir Ahmad to the village to evacuate the ailing person to make him reach the hospital.”
Without losing any time, the police team reached the village and lifted the patient on shoulders with the help of locals to Charkungi where the official vehicle of J&K Police was pressed into service to shift the patient to Kona Gabra where the hospital ambulance was already waiting.
The patient was then shifted to Sub District Hospital Tangdhar for medical treatment where doctors were able to save the ailing patient.
Local people of the village and medical professionals have appreciated the timely action of police which proved fruitful in saving a life.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kupwara Yougal Manhas also applauded the personnel for timely action.
Meanwhile, it is pertinent to mention that the power supply to village Jabri Bijaldar was snapped on 22nd of February 2022 due to heavy snow fall and consequent faults on 11 KV Jabri Tapline.
The power supply to the said area could not be restored till date due to avalanche warnings of Danger Level 3.
The restoration party cannot venture into the Kopra-Toli range until the avalanche warnings are downgraded to danger level 2. While village Jabri is located at a distance of about 36 Km from Tangdar Receiving Station and the HT line passes through a high altitude, avalanche prone and through hilly terrain.
The power supply to the said area also remained affected from January 05 – 12 due to heavy snow fall and resultant faults on 33KV Kralpora-Tangdar line and 11KV Kopra-Toli-Jabri Tapline.
A DG set of 125 KVA capacity along with an FRP structure for housing the DG Set and containing live in space is also included in the District Capex Budget 2021-22.
Moreover, the road is currently blocked due to heavy snowfall which occurred till yesterday. Both road and electricity will be restored as soon as the Avalanche warning is downgraded, as per the officials from concerned departments.