Budgam, Jan 12: The police in Central Kashmir’s Budgam rescued 34 stranded tourists who were stuck between Raiyar and Yarikhah Doodpathri roads amid snowfall, the police said on Thursday.
It also rendered a helping hand to a pregnant lady at Shenni Pora area of Khansahib tehsil and shifted her to the hospital safely.
An police official from the Budgam told the Rising Kashmir that the police station in Khansahib had received a distress call that one lady from the Shenni Pora area of Khansahib had developed labour issues while pregnant and needed to be shifted to the SDH Hospital in Khansahib immediately, but that was impossible due to snowfall and the slippery conditions of the road. They are not able to deliver patients to hospitals.
“A police team from Police Station Khansahib was deputed, and the lady was brought to SDH Hospital Khansahib safely,” the official said.
He said that another distress call was also received by Police Station Khansahib, indicating that some tourists were stuck at Raiyar while travelling in their vehicles due to sudden snowfall.
He added that the police party of Police Station Khansahib facilitated their journey up to Yarikhah, and 34 tourists were provided with necessary assistance and help. After that they travelled safely into their vehicles.
Dr. Irshad Ahmad from the Sub District Hospital Khansahib said that the pregnant lady that was brought to the hospital by the police was admitted to the hospital. She later given birth to a baby in the hospital.