Leh: The Air Force's helicopter unit Siachen Pioneers rescued a pregnant woman from a remote village in Shinkun-la pass in Ladakh on Saturday.
Thirty-five-year-old Stanzin Laton, a resident of Kurgiak village in a valley of Shinkun-la pass, is three-months pregnant.
Laton was suffering from suffering from eyesight loss and dysphagia, a condition which causes difficulty in swallowing.
#Leh: Air Force's The Siachen Pioneers undertook an evacuation of three month pregnant, 35 year old, Stanzin Laton, suffering from dysphagia from a remote village Kurgiak located in a valley of Shinkun La pass. pic.twitter.com/NlTG3JRSjX
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After coming to know about Laton's condition, the Air Force unit immediately undertook an evacuation mission.
The state is currently experiencing an intense spell of cold wave, with temperatures nosediving to below zero. The region also received snowfall in the last few days.
The weather in the Kurgiak Valley was deteriorating with the cloud base lowering further, stated a release from the Indian Air Force. The terrain was completely snow-bound and the fading light due to the clouds increased the chances of disorientation.
After assessing the weather condition, the formation got airborne within 30 minutes, with Wing Commander S.I. Khan and Flight Lieutenant Pravin in the lead aircraft, along with Wing Commander S.K. Pradhan and Squadron Leader A. Bedekar as No 2.
The crew successfully negotiated the valley chose a landing site close to the village, which was sloping but manageable. The crew located the village successfully and picked up the pregnant woman.
With ANI inputs