#GoodNews: Army Helps Pregnant Woman Stuck in Snowfall in Kashmir

The woman safely delivered twins in north Kashmir’s Bandipore district.

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A file image of vehicles moving through the snow-covered streets in Srinagar. Image used for representational purpose only.

A pregnant woman stuck in heavy snowfall safely delivered twins, thanks to the Indian Army which came to her aid in the nick of time and shifted her to a hospital in north Kashmir's Bandipore district.

On Friday, 8 February, the company commander of Panar army camp of Bandipore received a call from a villager seeking help to evacuate his pregnant wife Gulshana Begum to hospital, officials said Sunday.

The weather conditions were precarious as it was snowing heavily. The temperature was down to minus seven.

Snow had covered the roads, making it impossible for vehicular movement. Nevertheless, the lady needed to get to a hospital, they added.

The men of the Bandipore Rashtriya Rifles braved heavy snow and zero road accessibility, reached the residence of the lady in no time and carried her on a stretcher for two and a half kms on foot in waist-deep snow, they said.

She was then taken to the district hospital, Bandipore, in an army ambulance, the officials said.

Understanding the need for timely coordination with every minute counting, the Army had already tied up with civil authorities and arranged for doctors at the hospital, they said.

After a check-up, it was conveyed that the lady was pregnant with twins and required a caesarean for which she was further rushed to Srinagar hospital, they added.

According to the officials, the woman safely delivered twin baby girls the same night.

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