Bandipora, Feb 01, 2021: Deputy Commissioner Bandipora, Dr Owais Ahmad, facilitated airlifting of critically ill diabetic patient from snowbound Gurez to Bandipora for immediate medical treatment.

The district administration received an SOS from the family for evacuation of 50-year-old diabetic patient Bashir Ahmad Dar of Khopray Gurez who was in unconscious state owing to abnormally high Blood sugar level.

While swiftly reacting to the situation, Deputy Commissioner immediately directed to arrange a special chopper to airlift the patient.

Despite adverse weather conditions, the pilot managed to reach Gurez valley. However, the helicopter couldn’t land for about two hours owing to less visibility and adverse weather conditions in Gurez.

DC Bandipora was continuously monitoring the operation for the evacuation while the patient was being shifted to District Hospital Bandipora for treatment.

DC Bandipora appreciated the Pilot for the tireless effort in rescuing the patient and saving a life. It is pertinent to mention that snow-clad Gurez valley remains cut off from the rest of the world during winters.