Army provides medical aid to hiker in Ganderbal

Ganderbal, August 18: The military said on Thursday it provided medical assistance to a trekker at around 12,000 feet above sea level in Kashmir’s central Ganderbal district and evacuated him to a hospital.

In a statement to the Kashmir News Observer (KNO) news agency, a spokesperson said that during a distress call from a group of 12,000 trekkers near Lake Nundkol in Ganderbal district, the Nearby Assam Rifles post responded quickly by rushing a team to the spot and providing the sick hiker with first aid and oxygen.

The statement says the individual was later rescued to safety at Forest Guest House in Trunkhal and resuscitated.

“He was then carefully evacuated during the dark hours through dangerous terrain and adverse weather conditions and handed over to the Civil Administration Chief Medical Officer in Naranag. The patient is now stable and admitted to SKIMS, Srinagar,” he added—(KNO)

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