Pregnant woman, minor patient airlifted from Tanghdar to Kupwara

Pertinently heavy snowbound areas including Karnah, Keran, Machil, Budnamal and Kumkadi remained out of bounds on the third consecutive day.
Pertinently heavy snowbound areas including Karnah, Keran, Machil, Budnamal and Kumkadi remained out of bounds on the third consecutive day.Special arrangement

Kupwara: District administration Kupwara with the assistance of Army Sunday airlifted a pregnant woman and a minor patient from Karnah to Kupwara.

Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Karnah Dr Gulzar Ahmad Rather told  Greater Kashmir that a pregnant woman was admitted on Saturday in SDH Karnah.  However she developed serious complications and doctors suggested to airlift her for advanced treatment.

“Due to foggy weather conditions across Sadhna Top, the chopper could not land in Karnah following which Deputy Commissioner Kupwara took up the matter with armed forces who later provided their own chopper. The chopper landed in Karnah at 9:30 am following which the pregnant woman and a minor were evacuated to Kupwara,” SDM said.

Pertinently heavy snowbound areas including Karnah, Keran, Machil, Budnamal and Kumkadi remained out of bounds on the third consecutive day.

Deputy Commissioner Kupwara Dr Sagar Doifode said that in the wake of heavy avalanche warning in these areas, the snow clearance operation has been halted. “Once the warning is over, the main roads of these areas will be cleared from snow. Till then common people are advised not to commute on any of the roads,” he added.

The Deputy Commissioner said that the inner link roads of these areas have been cleared from snow and for any medical emergency chopper service has been kept available for the common people.

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