Army undertakes rescue and relief operations
Srinagar, Jan 16: 24 Rashtriya Rifles extended a helping hand to the people of Kangan to mitigate their problems due to snowfall today.
A spokesman of 24 RR in a statement said its soldiers provided assistance in terms of electricity to PHCs, door to door medicines to the sick and also carried out various activities including recovery of vehicles.
“Six medical aid patrol teams of the Unit were launched in various villages to provide all assistance especially medical help to the sick and elderly Awam who found it difficult to move out of their houses due to freezing cold. Free medicines were distributed to the locals,” the statement said.
VAJR DIVISION EXTEDS ASSISTANCE
Humanitarian Assistance Teams of the VAJR Division provided relief to the locals in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
“Mobile medical teams reached out to the locals in far flung villages of Kupwara District and provided aid to the patients in distress. Troops also assisted the Awam in snow clearance, road opening, recharging of mobiles, providing rations to the poor and facilitating evacuation of severely ill patients to civil hospitals,” a spokesman of the Division said.
ARMY PROVIDES MEDICAL HELP
Soldiers of 28 Rashtriya Rifles ferried an expecting mother to a block hospital in Lolab area of Kupwara district today.
In a statement, a spokesman of 28 RR said Yasmeen Beguam wife of Parvez Ahmed Naiku of village Walkul developed extreme labour pain. “And an Accredited Social Health Activist worker asked for her evacuation to Block Hospital Sogam which is located at a distance of 8 Kms. However, heavy snowfall blocked the road. In these trying, conditions the troops immediately swung into action. Quick Reaction Medical team was moblised, snow clearing activity undertaken and Yaseen Begum was successfully evacuated to Block Hospital Sogam,” the statement said.
“This saved the life of the mother and the baby. The villagers of Walkul appreciated this humanitarian effort of Army,” the statement added.
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