Army medical team help deliver babies in rain-hit U'khand

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New Delhi, June 23: An Army medical team today helped deliver two babies - a boy and a girl - at a makeshift centre in Sabola area of rain-ravaged Uttarakhand.

After trekking nearly 15 kms, the team had yesterday reached Tijan village, which has a population of nearly 400 people. When the team led by Capt R Patil found that two pregnant women required urgent medical attention, they requisitioned a lady doctor.

Air ops

Army doctor Capt Febba Susan was heli-dropped in a nearby area today from where she reached the village after a 10-km trek, DG Military Operations Lt Gen Vinod Bhatia said. She helped deliver the two babies - a boy and a girl - at the makeshift medical centre.

"The newborns and their mothers are in good health," he said. While Capt Susan has left the area, the medical team is still in the area helping locals. Medicines, food and water are being air-dropped to the stranded in the area.

However, air operations have been put on hold right now due to cloud formation over Kedarnath-Badrinath belt.

PTI

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