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Jun 23, 2013 at 09:51pm IST

Army medical team helps two pregnant women deliver babies in flood-ravaged Uttarakhand

New Delhi: An Army medical team on 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 on 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. Army doctor Capt Febba Susan was heli-dropped in a nearby area on 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 area helping locals.

Uttarakhand: Army medical team helps deliver two babies

After trekking 15 kms, the team found that the women required urgent medical attention and it requisitioned a lady doctor immediately.