Adversities reveal the truth about each one of us. As the grip of coronavirus gets stronger and humanity pushes on a war towards a safe and secure future, few exceptional beings rise above to help their fellow mankind. And India gets the heroes it needs and deserves. A man from Uttarakhand uses his own car as an ambulance to drive patients to hospitals in the hilly region. His noble deed has been winning hearts across the country and many have hailed him to be the local hero amid the coronavirus lockdown.
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Hailing from Devprayag, Uttarakhand Ganesh Bhatt, a 32-year-old man is using his own vehicle as an emergency service after he learned that ambulance drivers are scarce in his area. He can be contacted on 9410530387. Addressing the media, Bhatt said that, “We all know how the healthcare system is in the hilly regions of our state; ambulance services are not efficient even at the best of times and to top that, now local drivers do not want to take people to hospitals even if they are paid Rs 2000, as they are scared they might get infected. So I started using my own car as an ambulance.”
Since March 22nd, Bhatt has been driving people to health centres and has helped around 24 people get timely treatment, including a pregnant patient. He spoke, “I have got distress calls from families of pregnant women who were not able to find ambulances on time…I myself have a one and a half-year-old son, but I feel that people need to be helped in this hour of crisis,” he added. He further added that he constantly sanitizes his hands and vehicle so that they remain free of viruses. Here are 5 Positive Things Amidst COVID-19 Outbreak That Prove That The Earth Is Healing
Ganesh Bhatt added that while he initially offered only emergency services, he has started supplying many essential items around in his car too. He added that people call him to deliver medicines, ration and he helps them maintain social distancing as well. Previously Bhatt ran a computer education centre and has used the money he had saved to help the people in need. He said that people also contact him via social media and also contribute towards his fuel. “Locals have started calling my car, 109 ambulance service,” says Bhatt proudly. Well, we are proud of Ganesh Bhatt for his noble services and we salute this Uttarakhand hero’s selfless contribution to the society.