Delhi-based NGO Wishes and Blessings is offering free ambulance services to COVID-19 patients in the city. Here are all the details you need to know. By Kumar Shree
Wishes and Blessings has launched free ambulance services for COVID-19 patients in the city. The free ambulance service will take patients from their homes to the closest hospital or treatment facility. Apart from free ambulance services, the NGO is also providing oximeters, paracetamols, masks, sanitisers, and other medical essentials to shelter homes and night shelters across the national capital.
At the moment, there are two ambulances on standby–one is emergency-ready with an oxygen cylinder, and the other is a regular, non-oxygen ambulance. You can contact +91 85956 20046 for a non-oxygen ambulance and +91 83688 86870 for an oxygen-equipped ambulance. The services will be available for 12 hours every day, all days of the week, and will initially cater to calls from the south and southwest regions of Delhi.
As per an official press release, Dr Geetanjali Chopra, Founder & President of Wishes and Blessings NGO said, “During this crisis, one prime need of the hour is ensuring that patients reach hospitals and get the treatment as promptly as possible. Unfortunately, there is a shortage of ambulance services that the underprivileged can use, especially those equipped with oxygen support. Our services provide aid to exactly this demographic, completely free of cost.”
The NGO is also distributing crucial medical equipment to residents of shelter homes and night shelters (rain-baseras) in Sarai Kale Khan, Delhi Gate, Munirka, Safdarjung, Okhla, and other parts of Delhi. “We are humbled to be able to offer aid directly to those on the ground. The rise of COVID cases is worrying, and the relief distributed ensures that there is regular monitoring of the beneficiaries,” Dr Chopra added.
The Wishes and Blessings Covid Relief Project was officially launched on March 25, 2020. The NGO is active in seven states–Assam, Bihar, Delhi, Jharkhand, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal. The project has distributed more than 2 million meals, 70,000+ dry ration kits and provided 23,000+ hygiene kits to those in need. The NGO launched its Ambulances for Covid Relief Project in August 2020 and has been working ever since.
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