An Indian rickshaw driver has transformed his three-wheeler into an ambulance for serving to coronavirus sufferers in Bhopal, and that too, freed from cost.
Javed Khan, 34, stated he was horrified on the rise in coronavirus dying toll in India and it was at that second that he determined to do one thing with the meagre sources he has.
“I’ve put sanitisers, some medicines and an oxygen cylinder,” he stated. “Previously three days, I’ve helped 10 individuals who have been in dire want to achieve hospitals,” he added, talking to the Occasions of India.
Khan is taking nice pains to serve the folks at no cost. Responding to a query, the rickshaw driver stated he’s assembly day by day bills after his spouse gave her gold locket to him.
Nevertheless, in India, getting an oxygen cylinder isn’t any straightforward process.
“Shopping for the oxygen is a cumbersome process. I’ve to attend for 4-5 hours to get the cylinder refilled,” he stated.
To serve coronavirus sufferers, Khan has stopped taking passengers and has put out his contact data on social media teams. He urged different rickshaw drivers to hitch him as properly.
Khan stated he would proceed to offer his service to the folks freed from cost as long as they wanted him. “”I cannot hesitate even when I’ve to borrow cash as individuals are in determined want of assist. My precedence is to avoid wasting the folks,” he stated.
A Bhopal resident, Sulekha Prabahwalka, spoke of how she had been helped by the rickshaw driver when her husband was contaminated with coronavirus and wanted to get to a hospital.
“He got here like an angel to us. On April 26, I used to be operating from pillar to put up to get my husband hospitalised for Covid. There was no ambulance out there. We took Javed bhai’s assist,” she stated.
She stated Khan did not even take a single paisa from her for serving to them attain the hospital. Prabahwalka stated when her husband will get discharged from the hospital, they might go to fulfill Khan to thank him correctly.
A civil engineer named Showmik Dutta couldn’t get any cab to achieve residence after being discharged from hospital round 11pm. “I used to be in JK hospital. Javed got here to JK from Pul Bogda and dropped me at Berkhera Pathani. He refused to take any cash from me,” stated Dutta.