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Assam : SDRF team rescues Dibrugarh Medical team stuck in middle of Brahmaputra in Dibrugarh

First Published: 18th June, 2023 14:45 IST

The team had gone to Charkholia Chapori on Saturday for a health camp. On its way back, the team lost its way due to bad weather and rising river water

An 11-member team of doctors, nurses, and staff from Dibrugarh who have been stranded on a sandbar in the middle of the Brahmaputra River at Charkhalia Chapori were rescued on Sunday evening by an SDRF team.

The team had been stranded at the sandbar since last night after they reportedly lost their way due to inclement weather.

All eleven members of the medical team have been safely brought back to Dibrugarh town.
Incessant rain and the rising water level of the Brahmaputra made their rescue extremely tough and challenging.

The team had gone to Charkholia Chapori on Saturday to conduct a health camp there. On its way back, the team lost its way due to bad weather and rising river water and had to take shelter on a riverine island.

The team members who were stuck-

  1. Bishal Saikia, DPO
  2. Dr Deep Jyoti Deka, Medical Officer
  3. Sidhanath Gogoi, Lab Technician
  4. Apul Kumar Das, Pharmacist
  5. Damayanti Das, ANM
  6. Himani Roy, ANM
  7. Ramakant Yadav, CW
  8. Shyam Yadav, Driver
  9. Ramchandra Yadav, Majhi
  10. Pramod Dutta, Cook
  11. Jibon Paul, Helper

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