Army rescues pregnant woman from snow-bound village in J&K’s Ramban
   Date :16-Jan-2023

Army rescues pregnant woman  
 
 
BANIHAL/JAMMU, 
RESPONDING swiftly to a distress call, Army troops waded through four to six feet of snow for over 14 kilometres to evacuate a pregnant woman to a hospital in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ramban district, a defence spokesperson said on Sunday. Kulsuma Akhtar (25) was rescued from the snow-bound Mangat area amid inclement weather on Saturday, the spokesperson said.
A local Army unit received a distress call from the sarpanch and other villagers of Hargam in Khari tehsil, requesting urgent medical evacuation of the pregnant woman who was in critical condition, he said
“Due to heavy snowfall, roads were completely blocked and very slippery. Realising the criticality of the situation, rescue and medical teams of the Indian Army immediately responded to the distress call, risking their own safety,” the spokesperson added.