Dir Health Kashmir hails staff, admin, Army’s timely intervention
Kupwara: In a night-long operation, the health department with the assistance of district administration and Army has successfully airlifted a pregnant from snowbound Tangdhar area in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
Soon after the matter was brought into the notice of Director Health Services Kashmir, he immediately advised Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Kupwara to take up the matter with district administration for shifting of this patient to Srinagar.
The pregnant woman was admitted to sub district hospital Tangdar in the evening; however, she developed serious complications and needed to be shifted for advanced treatment.
After the intervention directions of Deputy Commissioner Kupwara, Dr Sagar, a chopper was arranged for the lady to be airlifted from snowbound Tanghdar to mainland Kupwara.
However, due to bad weather conditions, the evacuation turned painstaking as chopper couldn’t make landing, but due efforts of army and officials of district administration Kupwara, the operation continued and today morning she was airlifted to Kupwara.
Dr Farooq Qureshi BMO Tangdar Tangdar said that they received a call from Cheterkote Karnah regarding the critical condition of an expectant mother and in prompt response, the patient was immediately lifted to SDH Tangdar in 102 Ambulance, from where she was kept under observation till the chopper was arranged,
“I thank Indian Army for donating blood, which helped me to make the patient stable till now and my doctors, paramedical staff, who worked tirelessly to save the patient. Special thanks to DC Kupwara for taking up the matter with Indian Air Force,” he said.
From Kupwara, the woman has been shifted to Lal Ded hospital in Srinagar for advanced treatment, he added.
“During the evacuation process, SDM Karnah, BMO Tangadar, Army Commander 104 Shakti Vijay Brigade, Tehsildar Karnah and several other officers were present,” he said.
Meanwhile, the family members and locals hailed the efforts and timely intervention of district administration Kupwara, Health department and army for airlifting the lady.
Pertinently, Tangadar is presently cut off from rest of the district due to recent snowfall in the area.
Meanwhile, Director Health Services Kashmir has appreciated the work of dedicated staff at Taghdhar and has thanked District administration Kupwara and indian army for their pro active role in shifting the patient.
Spokesperson of DHS Kashmir has said the patient is undergoing treatment at Lal Ded Hospital and close monitoring is being done to save the patient.