Amid difficult times of the COVID-19 pandemic when the ambulance drivers are charging hefty amounts to ferry patients infected with the virus, Munmun Sarkar, a 49-year-old woman and resident of Siliguri’s Saktigarh, has extended a helping hand to the sufferers. Munmun, the first woman e-rickshaw driver in North Bengal, turned her e-rickshaw into an ambulance. She has been providing 24 hours, free-of-cost rides to COVID-19 patients. “Last year during the time of COVID-19 pandemic, ambulance drivers were taking too much money from the family members of the COVID-19 patients. At that time I decided to turn my e-rickshaw into an ambulance and started ferrying COVID positive patients in free of cost.” she said, She also drops them back to their homes in her e-rickshaw. Munmun even sanitizes the homes of COVID-19 patients, and places like police stations, crematoriums, and religious places.
Jun 08, 2021, 04:11PM ISTSource: ANI