Lohian (Jalandhar), August 23, 2019: The unprecedented step initiated by state government to extend help to the flood-affected villages of the district proved very beneficial for a pregnant lady who was evacuated by the mobile team and admitted in Community Health Centre Lohian for further treatment.
Divulging the details, the Deputy Commissioner Jalandhar Varinder Kumar Sharma said that on the directions of the Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh mobile teams have been constituted for helping the people of marooned villages. He said that one such mobile team received a call that a pregnant lady Mithri Devi (30) w/o Vinod Kumar from Mehrajwala was having severe pain. Sharma said that immediately after getting the information Sub Divisional Magistrate Charumita rushes to the spot along with medical team.
The Deputy Commissioner said that the team rescued the pregnant lady from the village on the boat and after giving her first aid brought her to the Community Health Centre at Lohian. He said that at the hospital the lady was diagnosed with a pregnancy of 32
Weeks seven days adding that the lady was out of danger. Mr Sharma said that the basic purpose of starting the mobile boats was to ensure that people get the facilities required for them at their doorsteps.
Meanwhile, Civil Surgeon Dr Gurinder Kaur Chawla said that till now 4589 people have visited the medical camps in flood affected area whereas 31 have been evacuated. She said that mobile teams had done an OPD of 653 people out of which 119 have been diagnosed with Fever, 135 with URC (throat infection) 63 with Diarrhoea, 173 with skin problems, 33 with hypertension, 88 with an eye infection and 56 with others. She said that the teams would remain operational in coming days too.