The teacher has assured that the facility will continue till the second COVID wave ceases.
In a compassionate move to serve the needy COVID patients in the city, a school teacher from Mumbai is providing free transportation services for infected individuals. Driving an auto-rickshaw, Dattatraya Sawant is taking infected individuals from their homes to the hospitals and also assuring free transportation facility for recovered individuals on their way back home. Through his trips, he makes sure to follow all precautions donning PPE kits and practising regular sanitisation.
Teacher's initiative comes as a boon for COVID-stricken families!
Sawant, a resident of Ghatkopar is an English teacher at Dnyansagar Vidya Mandir School. In the past few days, he has helped a significant number of patients needing urgent hospital care in the north-eastern areas of the city. Reportedly, he told that he ferries infected patients to the COVID care centres and also helps discharged patients in their journeys back to their homes. The altruistic soul charges no money from the beneficiaries.
As per reports, he asserted that the government services are unable to cater to all patients and private ambulance cost a lot for the poor and the deprived. Additionally, the public transport system is also not providing help to COVID patients. Moved by the plight of the people, he decided to work for everyone who requires immediate medical help.
Sawant has benefitted 26 individuals through this initiative and plans to serve continuously till the second wave ceases. His welfare intervention has been successful in garnering notable attention and reports state that the Ministry of Corporate Affairs has announced to fund the fuel charges of his auto-rickshaw!
Amid dire circumstances in the country when the state resources fail to provide basic relief to the citizens, the efforts by some spirited individuals highlight the importance of collective social conscience. During these tough times, it is important that we aid everyone in need in whatever capacity we can!
-With Inputs from ANI