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ITBP Jawans Turn Godsend, Carry Injured Woman On Stretcher In Flood For 15 Hrs

Dehradun: Flooded ‘nallahs’, damaged routes, landslide-prone areas, 40 kms and 15 hours on a stretcher, the ‘Himveers’ of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) rescued an injured lady from a distant village in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh district and saved her life by offering her essential remedy at a hospital.

A bunch of 25 ITBP males took the initiative to avoid wasting the lifetime of the lady when the chopper couldn’t land to rescue her for 2 days. In an immense effort in saving the lifetime of the injured lady, who unintentionally fell off a hillside close to a distant village in Pithoragarh, the 14th Battalion ITBP personnel braved all odds to rescue and evacuate her to the closest street head going through all hardships in a monsoon-hit space.

The lady fell and broke her legs on August 20. She hails from a distant village Laspa of Munsiyari division in Pithoragarh district. On receiving data, the ITBP personnel went to the village from their Border Outpost to rescue the lady whose situation was worsening each passing day as a consequence of lack of therapy. The ITBP personnel reached the village — which is 22 kms from their Milam base — on Saturday (August 22) overlaying many of the stretch on foot.

After reaching the village, the 25 ITBP males carried the lady on stretcher one after the other for 15 hours via flooded nallahs, landslide zone areas and slippery slopes to take her 40 kms to a distant street head from the place she was additional evacuated to the hospital the place her situation is said to be steady now.

Raised on October 24, 1962, the ITBP is presently deployed for border guarding duties from the icy Karakoram Move in Ladakh to Jachep La in Arunachal Pradesh overlaying 3,488 kms of the India-China border and it additionally mans border outposts at altitudes starting from 9,000 toes to 18,700 toes within the Western, Center and Japanese sectors of the border.

ITBP is a specialised mountain pressure and many of the officers and males are professionally educated mountaineers and skiers. Being the primary responders for pure disasters, ITBP has been finishing up quite a few rescue and reduction operations throughout the nation. These ITBP personnel displayed braveness and bravado throughout Chinese language aggression within the Galwan Valley alongside the Line of Precise Management (LAC) which started on Might 5 this 12 months and as many as 20 Indian troopers and an unknown variety of Chinese language troops had been killed in a violent conflict within the Valley on June 15.

As per the pressure, the ITBP troops not solely successfully used shields to guard themselves but additionally responded fiercely to the Chinese language Folks’s Liberation Military’s (PLA) advancing troops and introduced the state of affairs beneath management. The ITBP has additionally been on the forefront of the Covid-19 battle since January, 2020 when it had established the largest quarantine facility in west Delhi’s Chhawla camp for Wuhan and Italy evacuees.

In addition to dedicating its hospitals for Covid-19 sufferers of the CAPFs and Central Police Organisations (CPOs), ITBP can be taking care of the world’s greatest 10,000-bed capability Sardar Patel Covid-19 Care Centre and Hospital at Radha Soami Beas, Chhatarpur, New Delhi since July 5.

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(IANS)

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