IAF airlifts pregnant women, injured man from cut off area
Army and Indian Air Force (IAF) airlifted a pregnant woman and an injured man from cut off border area of Gurez in north Kashmir.
Defence ministry spokesman Lt Colonel N N Joshi said on April 20, a message was received from Gurez that an eight-month-pregnant woman had developed serious complications and needed immediate specalised treatment.
He said immediately Army authorities arranged an aerial sortie for evacuating the woman, Zaheera Begum a resident of village Chorwan, Gurez, from Gurez to Bandipora.
However, she was later airlifted to Srinagar for further medical treatment.
He said in another operation, a resident of village Dawar of Gurez, Abdul Majeed Dar, who had a fractured forearm was airlifted to Bandipora by an IAF MI-17 from Dawar.
These areas remained cut off due to accumulation of snow on the roads, connecting them with district headquarters.
(Posted on 22-04-2014)