Udayavni Special

Auto drivers in Udupi provide free services to COVID patients


Team Udayavani, May 7, 2021, 10:00 AM IST

Under the aegis of Yashoda Auto Union, a group of autorickshaw drivers has launched a free autorickshaw service to COVID-19 patients and other patients who require immediate admission to hospitals in Udupi.

Talking about the idea of coming up with free auto service, Diwakar Poojary, an autorickshaw driver said, “During the previous lockdown, few people I knew lost their lives as they failed to reach the hospital on time. To avoid such a situation, I began free services with my auto.”

Diwakar informed that a total of 36 auto drivers are engaged in serving the people. This initiative is under the guidance of Krishnamurthy Acharya, Yashodha Auto Union President.

G Jagadeesha, Udupi Deputy Commissioner has supported the initiative. He gave a permission letter along with a sanitizer, showing his support to operate during the lockdown.

To ensure the safety of auto drivers, while shifting COVID-infected patients, the union has distributed face shield, mask, sanitizer, and gloves to all drivers.

All the autos have been mounted with a banner mentioning the phone numbers to reach out. The banner also aims to create awareness of the need to wear a mask and maintaining social distance to check the spread of COVID-19.

For medical emergencies, people can contact on 9916509190.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

Kerala: Lockdown curbs eased in restricted manner, public transport opens

BSY’s age and health not in spirit to run govt as CM: Vishwanath

13 workers killed in iron mine accident in China

BSY condoles death of former cricketer B Vijayakrishna

Indian Railways to restore services of 50 trains, including Duronto, Shatabdi

Uber’s Bengaluru engineering team leads tech for third-party cab booking in UK

Anti-inflammation drug may effectively treat COVID-19 complications in children: Study



Related Articles More

The first mobile phone call was 75 years ago – what it takes for technologies to go from breakthrough to big time

Why are Olympics going on despite public, medical warnings?

How world leaders’ high-carbon travel choices could delay climate action

Endangered Giant Flower That Emits Rotten Meat-like Smell Blooms in Warsaw, People Wait For Hours to See It

Own script & cultural identity: Demand for official recognition to Tulu language gathers momentum on social media

MUST WATCH

Crocodile eats cow on the shores of Krisahna river

Udayavani 16-JUN-2021 News Bulletin

100 % sure that I was targeted in drugs case, says Ragini Dwivedi

Baby Elephant Operates Hand Pump on Its Own to Drink Water

Suresh Shetty Gulme | Success Story of Modern Cow Dairy Farming | Kannada

Latest Additions

Yeddi 2.0? Ramesh Jarkiholi bats for BSY to remain CM of state

Kerala: Lockdown curbs eased in restricted manner, public transport opens

BJP in-charge Arun Singh starts meeting MLAs as leadership change issue lingers

BSY’s age and health not in spirit to run govt as CM: Vishwanath

‘Biased’: Asaram Bapu followers question actor Pearl V Puri’s release on bail in just 11 days

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.