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An Indian rickshaw driver in Bhopal has turned out to be a messiah for the folks after turning his three-wheeler right into a free ambulance outfitted with sanitisers and an oxygen cylinder. 

Javed Khan, 34, mentioned he was horrified on the rise in coronavirus dying toll in India and it was at that second that he determined to do one thing with the meagre assets he has. 

“I’ve put sanitisers, some medicines and an oxygen cylinder,” he said. “Previously three days, I’ve helped 10 individuals who have been in dire want to succeed in hospitals,” he added, speaking to the Times of India

Khan is taking great pains to serve the people for free. Responding to a question, the rickshaw driver said he is meeting daily expenses after his wife gave her gold locket to him. 

However, in India, getting an oxygen cylinder is no easy task. 

“Shopping for the oxygen is a cumbersome job. I’ve to attend for 4-5 hours to get the cylinder refilled,” he said. 

To serve coronavirus patients, Khan has stopped taking passengers and has put out his contact information on social media groups. He urged other rickshaw drivers to join him as well. 

Khan said he would continue to provide his service to the people free of charge so long as they needed him. “”I will not hesitate even if I have to borrow money as people are in desperate need of help. My priority is to save the people,” he mentioned. 

A Bhopal resident, Sulekha Prabahwalka, spoke of how she had been helped by the rickshaw driver when her husband was contaminated with coronavirus and wanted to get to a hospital. 

“He came like an angel to us. On April 26, I was running from pillar to post to get my husband hospitalised for Covid. There was no ambulance available. We took Javed bhai’s help,” she mentioned. 

She mentioned Khan did not even take a single paisa from her for serving to them attain the hospital. Prabahwalka mentioned when her husband will get discharged from the hospital, they might go to fulfill Khan to thank him correctly. 

A civil engineer named Showmik Dutta couldn’t get any cab to succeed in house after being discharged from hospital round 11pm. “I was in JK hospital. Javed came to JK from Pul Bogda and dropped me at Berkhera Pathani. He refused to take any money from me,” mentioned Dutta.

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