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Munmun Sarkar, first woman e-rickshaw driver in North Bengal, provides free service to COVID patients


Munmun Sarkar, first woman e-rickshaw driver in North Bengal, provides free service to COVID patients

Siliguri (West Bengal) June 08 (ANI): 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.

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