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Posted at: Feb 10, 2019, 11:55 AM; last updated: Feb 10, 2019, 2:53 PM (IST)

Kashmiri woman taken to hospital on makeshift stretcher gives birth to baby boy

Ishfaq Tantry

Tribune News Service

Srinagar, February 10

A pregnant woman who had to be carried on foot to a hospital three kilometers away in snowed-in Kashmir has given birth to a baby boy.

Heavy snowfall meant the mother of seven Begum Jan had to be taken on a makeshift stretcher through knee-deep snow to the Baramulla District Hospital, where she was kept for four days. She was admitted to the hospital on February 7.

"She delivered a baby boy last night. Both mother and child are doing fine,” a nursing help said on Sunday.

She already has four boys and three girls.

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