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Video: Army evacuates critically ill Kashmir woman from LoC village to hospital amid heavy snow, dangerous terrain

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The Indian Army on Saturday conducted an emergency evacuation of a pregnant woman in a critical condition from Jammu and Kashmir's Ghaggar Hill village along the Line of Control (LOC) in Boniyar Tehsil and shifted her to a hospital amid heavy snowfall and treacherous road conditions.

According to an army statement, on January 8 at 10.30 am, the Indian Army Post at Ghaggar Hill received a distress call from the locals requesting urgent medical assistance for the woman in a critical condition.

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

The Army said that due to heavy snowfall it was difficult to move vehicles from Paro to the village so in a quick on the spot decision, a stretcher was prepared on which the patient shifted to a Public Health Centre to Salasan in Baramulla from where she was taken in an ambulance to the hospital.