In a heartwarming rescue operation in flood-hit Kerala, a pregnant lady with a broken water bag was airlifted from Kochi by the Indian Navy on Friday. Later, she delivered a baby at the Sanjivani Multispeciality Hospital in Chengannur, Alappuzha district.
A video put up by the Indian Navy on Twitter shows a pregnant Sajitha Jabil being lifted from the rooftop of a building near the Kochi airport. She gave birth to a boy at 2.10 pm, merely hours after the successful rescue mission on Friday.
A pregnant lady with water bag leaking has been airlifted and evacuated to Sanjivani. Doctor was lowered to assess the lady. Operation successful #OpMadad #KeralaFloodRelief #KeralaFloods2018 pic.twitter.com/bycGXEBV8q— SpokespersonNavy (@indiannavy) August 17, 2018
The mission by the Indian Navy Chetak crew involved a 30-minute rock steady hover, lifting the distressed lady into the chopper. A doctor was lowered to assess Sajitha during the airlifting operations. In the video, a seemingly calm Sajitha was strapped in a green harness and airlifted.
The pilot in-charge, Commander Vijay Verma from flight 321, and his crew are being applauded for the efficient rescue operation.
Kerala has been witnessing the worst floods of the century with a red alert issued in 13 districts. Rail and road connectivity have been completely disrupted in several areas of the state.
Several teams by the NDRF, Army, Navy and IAF helicopters have been dispatched to rescue thousands of stranded people in different parts of the state. Over 35 dams have been opened to release water in the reservoirs that have been filling up fast due to the incessant rainfall that the state.