KULGAM — Indian Army’s 34 Rashtriya Rifles on Wednesday came to the rescue of a pregnant woman and helped her in reaching the hospital amid heavy snowfall in southern Kashmir’s Kulgam district.

As per reports reaching here, as the woman was undergoing labour pain, her husband requested help from the Commanding Officer of 34 Rashtriya Rifles. Soon after, a medical team of 34 Rashtriya Rifles reached the residence of the woman and evacuated the pregnant lady to District Hospital Kulgam safely.

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It is pertinent to mention here that due to heavy snowfall and inclement weather, neither community health service vehicles nor civil transport could drive on the snow-filled roads.

However, the Army’s medical team was rushed to the location and after an initial assessment of the patient, in view of the critical situation, an emergency evacuation was planned.

Later, the family and the civil administration thanked the Army’s unit for its humanitarian efforts.

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