Zakir Nagar youths convert Eeco into ambulance to provide free service to Covid patients


Zakir Nagar youths convert Eeco into ambulance to provide free service for Covid patients

After reading reports in the media about overcharging by ambulances from Covid-patients and their relatives, three youths of Zakir Nagar have started a free ambulance service in the locality for local residents, according to them.

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“People were not getting ambulances and we were moved by reading articles and watching videos on the social media about overcharging. It was after which we decided to launch free ambulance service. We converted an Eeco car into ambulance. Actually we took it on rent on Rs 25 thousand per month. Also, we have hired two drivers on Rs 15,000 each per month. This money was raised by our NGO Khedmat and we want to serve people,” said Arham Siddiqi.

He told the OT over phone that the ambulance is equipped will oxygen cylinder, oximeter and a mask and bed sheets.

“Though we are providing the service for free, if somebody wants to pay money to the driver then they are welcome,” said Siddiqi, said people can call on this number +919999967475.

Adil Farooqi is leading this campaign, said Faiz Ilahi, who is head of Khidmat NGO. Adil told the OT over phone from Gurugram that he was carrying a patient to a hospital. “Right now the service is free for all in Delhi but once the Covid centre starts in Noor Nagar we will be helping locals to reach the centre which is yet to start,” he said.

Asif Ashu is also team members of the NGO, said Siddiqi.

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DISCLAIMER: The OT is sharing this information for the residents and the portal is in no way associated with the NGO and also not in a position to vouch for them. Readers are requested to use their own discretion.