The government of the Indian capital, New Delhi, converted a group of tuk-tuks into temporary ambulances to transport people infected with the Coronavirus to hospitals in light of the small number of ambulances.
Calling an ambulance became very difficult with the soaring number of “Covid-19” injuries, exceeding the capacity of the health system to absorb.
The families had to make special arrangements, including paying large sums to private ambulance companies to transport the injured to hospitals.
In cooperation with a charitable organization, the Delhi government has provided more than 12 tuktuk materials to sterilize hands and masks and provide oxygen cylinders when needed.
The service, which has officially started, is available for free on Tuesday.
Tuk-tuk driver Raj Kumar transports patients to Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital, the capital’s largest medical facility filled with “Covid-19” patients.
“We must all help each other in this difficult period to get out of this situation,” Kumar said.
A plastic screen separates the tuk-tuk driver from the passengers in the back.