Bhopal auto-driver Javed Khan turns his rickshaw into COVID Ambulance
Javed who is an auto-rickshaw driver turned his vehicle into a free ambulance service for Covid patients along with oxygen support. He sold his wife's jewellery to keep this noble act going as he had limited financial resources.
Amidst the second wave of COVID-19, it has become difficult to find ambulances in case of emergency. However, a responsible citizen of Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh Javed Khan chose to assist all those in need. Javed who is an auto-rickshaw driver turned his vehicle into a free ambulance service for Covid patients along with oxygen support.
Javed sold his wife's jewellery to keep this noble act going as he had limited financial resources. While talking to ANI, Javed said that he saw on social media and news channels how people were being carried to hospitals due to the shortage of ambulances. So he thought of doing this. He sold his wife’s jewellery for this. He queued up outside a refill centre and get oxygen. His contact number is available on social media. People can call him up if there’s no ambulance. He has been doing this for 15-20 days now and has taken 9 serious patients to the hospital.
The resident of the Bagh Farhatwaza has also arranged an oxygen cylinder for the distressed passengers who need respiratory support.
As a precaution for himself, the auto-driver has fixed a plastic sheet as a partition inside the vehicle and also carries a bottle of sanitiser. These days Javed is only ferrying Covid patients instead of picking up regular passengers. He also queues up to get his oxygen cylinder refilled.
Javed is receiving much fame and praises in the city from the locals for his noble act.