The Bandipora District administration on Wednesday performed the most difficult operation so far to evacuate a critically ill female patient from Gujran hamlet of Gurez valley close to Line of Control.
After receiving an SOS about a critically ill patient in the remote village of Gujran who needed immediate evacuation for better medical treatment, Deputy Commissioner Bandipora Dr Owais directed for airlifting the patient from snowbound village.
After hectic preparations and indepth planning with ARYANS – The Helicopter Services Company especially Zubair, Manager, the helicopter successfully landed in Gujran hamlet and evacuated the patient.
The village is one of the remotest village of Gurez valley and falls near the line of control besides being avalanche prone area. More than 10 feet of snow has accumulated in the village thereby cutting it’s communication with the rest of the world.The patient was shifted to Bandipora were a critical care ambulance was already placed near the helipad where from the patient was shifted to district hospital Bandipora for treatment.
Doctors said the patient was in need of immediately medical aid that was not possible in the remote village.
The locals appreciated the district administration for timely intervention to save the life of a patient.