INDIAN ARMY CARRIED OUT AN EMERGENCY DELIVERY AT SADHNA PASS, KUPWARA
In an unprecedented unfolding of events at Sadhna Pass on 18 May 2023, a baby girl was delivered under daunting circumstances wherein the Indian Army medical staff at Sadhna Pass sprung into time critical and life saving action and assisted in emergency delivery ensuring the safety of both mother and newly born child.
Mrs Harmida Begam W/O Mr Nasir Ahmed r/o Jadda vill, Tangdhar was referred by medical authorities of Tandhar as a critical patient and was taken in ambulance towards Kupwara. The movement of the critical patient was expedited at Sadhna Pass. However, after few minutes the ambulance returned to Sadhna Pass since the lady went into labor and the medical staff accompanying the patient were experiencing difficulties in conducting the procedure as unforseen complications emerged during the delivery. The Indian Army medical staff at Sadhna Pass was approached and was co-opted in the procedure.
The well trained Indian Army medical staff with experience showed great resilience and carried out delivery in time thereby bringing joy to the anxious family members. The baby girl was named 'Sadhna' by her parents in recognition of the location and to honour the efforts of Indian Army. The heart warming action by the Indian Army has once again exhibited reassurance of unconditional support to the citizens of Kashmir. The releaved parents and relatives of the newly born child conveyed their gratitude which had left indelible mark in their memories since Sadhna was born at Sadhna top under the guardians of Sadhna Pass.