Woman Captain fights against all odds to save lives

Woman Captain fights against all odds to save lives

Woman Captain fights against all odds to save lives

As stories of heroism by Army soldiers in flood-ravaged Uttarakhand continue to pour out and invite admiration, the sheer grit manifested by a woman Captain of the Army Medical Corps (AMC) has won many hearts.

Capt (Dr) Febha Susan trekked 10-km in wilderness on the less travelled serpentine muddy tracks in rain to help two women deliver their babies. It was call that Capt Susan never thought even once to remotely ignore. A team led by Captain R Patil, engaged in relief rescue operations, got the information that two pregnant women required urgent medical attention. A lady doctor was desperately needed and Capt Patil was quick to requisition the doctor.

Captain Susan was dropped in a chopper to the nearest location from where she could reach the women undergoing severe labour pains. As the location was at least 10-km away from the women in distress, Capt Susan trekked all the miles for several hours with her team to the village. The deliveries were carried out in a make shift medical center, said sources.

Saraswati Devi, one of the mothers who delivered a baby in Sabola Area of floor-hit Uttarakhand was evacuated to Dharchula on Monday. Captain Susan helped deliver two babies- one a baby boy and the other a baby girl.

According to sources, both the newborn babies and their mothers are in good health.
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