Sikh community in Delhi starts free ambulance service for COVID-19 patients

New Delhi 19 July: The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) has started free ambulance support for COVID-19 patients in need of mobility aid in the federal capital.

At the first phase, 12 ambulances equipped with “ultra-modern medical facilities” have been rolled out for this intent, the Sikh body said.

DSGMC President, Manjinder Singh Sirsa, stated more ambulances will soon be made available as and when demanded.

Each of the ambulances is equipped with fundamental protective gear such as sprays and sanitisers according to the government guidelines issued to include the pandemic, Sirsa said.

Earlier the Sikh community had provided accommodation to approximately 200 physicians and paramedical personnel deployed on COVID-19 responsibilities in AIIMS, Safdarjung Hospital, Ram Manohar Lohia, Lady Hardinge Hospital, in Gurdwara Rakab Ganj, Gurdwara Moti Bagh and Gurdwara Bangla Sahib.

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At the moment, the ambulance service is available in north, south, east, west and central Delhi.

“COVID-19 patients can avail free ambulance service by dialing 9811992175/9818676757 for West Delhi, 9899511581/8527154302 for East Delhi, 8010471440/9953333307 for South Delhi, 9868741345/8587944794 for North Delhi,” that the DSGMC explained.

Patients in emergency situations may also call the central control room on 9891403828/9953086923 or get into with the closest DSGMC-run gurdwara free of transportation, it also said.

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