An emergency vehicle driver in Delhi, who carried Covid-19 casualties for their last ceremonies for more than six months since March this year, died after contracting coronavirus on Saturday.
The 48-year-old ambulance driver, identified as Aarif Khan, succumbed to the viral infection at the Hindu Rao Hospital in the national capital. Khan had tested positive for coronavirus on October 3.
As per reports, he had been sleeping in an ambulance parking for more than six months now as he worked for 24×7 rescue vehicle administration.
As indicated by reports, the driver would frequently help individuals for the last customs if any family needed any assistance.
As indicated by reports, Khan used to procure Rs 16,000 per month and was the main acquiring individual from the family. Jitender Singh Shunty, the organizer of the Shaheed Bhagat Singh Sewa Dal said that despite the fact that Khan was a Muslim however, he used to help in the incineration customs of Hindus too.
In the previous half-year, Khan would have carried around 200 Covid-19 casualties for their last customs.
“He ensured every family got a goodbye yet his own family couldn’t give him that. They saw his body from a far distance for a couple of moments,” said Jitender Singh Shunty, the originator of the Shaheed Bhagat Singh Sewa Dal.
On October 3, Khan fell sick and tested Covid-19 positive. He died within a day of getting admitted to the hospital.
Khan’s child Aadil, 22, said they had seen him just during his short visits at home since March 21. “We were constantly stressed over him but in any case, he never bothered about Covid-19, he just honestly carry out his responsibility well,” said Aadil.
Khan’s other child, Asif, stated, “I didn’t get the chance to bid farewell to him… How will we survive without him?”
Khan, who earned Rs 16,000 every month, was the sole gaining individual from the family. Their month to month house lease is Rs 9,000. Aadil said his sibling and he did unspecialized temporary jobs now and again, however, work had diminished recently.
“These have been exceptional occasions, and despite the fact that he was a driver, Khan consistently helped people with the last traditions also. He was a Muslim yet he assisted even with the incinerations of Hindus. He was extremely devoted to his work,” said Jitender Singh Shunty, including that Khan worked 12-14 hours per day.
Established in 1995, the Sewa Dal gives free and open crisis administrations to the penniless in the Capital and around, including ambulances and blood gift, and Khan had been working with them from nearly the beginning.
Giving a case of Khan’s devotion, Jitender Singh Shunty stated, “On September 30, a clinic wouldn’t deliver an individual’s body since his family couldn’t pay… Khan contributed. He was a man who truly thought about others.”