The woman who was airlifted was taken to a navy hospital, INS Sanjivani in Kochi. The name of the rescued woman is Sajida Jabil, a 25-year-old woman who was stranded in Aluva, which was one of the worst hit neighbourhoods in Kerala’s Ernakulam district.
While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Defense PRO Mumbai, Mr Karnik said, “At around 12:15 pm on Friday, we had rescued Sajida and she was flown to INS Sanjivani in Kochi. There she has delivered a baby boy. Both the mother and the son are absolutely fine.”
Unprecedented rains continued to wreak havoc across Kerala, bringing the coastal state to a standstill, affecting lives across the state and causing damages exceeding Rs 50,000 crore.
Desperate for help, residents have been uploading SOS videos on social media, seeking rescue boats and relief supplies. Around 80% of the state is without power as the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) has cut supply in view of submerged roads and building.
Army, Navy, Air Force and NDRF personnel have begun rescuing people stranded in the worst affected areas of Ernakulam, Pathanamthitta and Thrissur districts from this morning.
Kerala is facing its worst flood in 100 years. 80 dams opened, 324 lives lost and 223139 people are in about 1500+ relief camps.