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IAF Cheetah rescues kidney patient from Gujarat’s remote flooded area

An IAF Cheetah helicopter rescued a kidney patient in critical condition, needing to undergo an urgent dialysis, from Abiyana village in Santhalpur Taluka of Gujarat’s Patan district.


  |  Updated On : July 30, 2017 09:30 AM
IAF personnel rescuing a kidney patient in Gujarat. (Source: Ministry of Defence)

IAF personnel rescuing a kidney patient in Gujarat. (Source: Ministry of Defence)

New Delhi :  

An IAF Cheetah helicopter rescued a kidney patient in critical condition, needing to undergo an urgent dialysis, from Abiyana village in Santhalpur Taluka of Gujarat’s Patan district.

A distress call concerning an immediate rescue of the kidney patient was received by HQ SWAC Gandhinagar on Saturday morning. Immediately after which IAF Cheetah helicopter was engaged for the patient’s rescue.

According to a written statement released by Defence Wing, Government of India, Gujarat state read, “On arriving overhead the site, the pilot — Wing Commander Gautam Narain saw the patient on top of the roof of a house completely marooned amidst flood-waters on all sides.”

The statement further read that the pilot hovered the Cheetah lower and gently rested the helicopter on the the boundary walls of the rooftop.

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“The patient assisted by the family members was lifted up over the wall and was finally carefully pulled aboard the aircraft,” read the statement.

The patient was flown to the district headquarters Patan from where he was handed over to civil administration awaiting with an ambulance at the Patan University helipad.

First Published: Sunday, July 30, 2017 09:06 AM


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