Uttarakhand: Army medical team helps two pregnant women deliver

Jun 24, 2013, 08:18 IST | Agencies

An Army medical team Sunday 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 Saturday 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.


Rescue operations in Uttarakhand (Pic - AFP)

Army doctor Capt Febba Susan was heli-dropped in a nearby area Sunday 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 a 

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