LUCKNOW: Soon after it started an auto ambulance service for Covid-19 patients in Delhi, the Aam Aadmi Party has started a similar service in some UP cities, including Lucknow.
The service was flagged off on Monday by party UP incharge and MP Sanjay Singh, who said that the auto was equipped with oxygen cylinders to help patients whose oxygen levels had started falling.
“Currently, people are being fleeced in the name of ambulances. Those who are desperate are being made to pay huge amounts for short distances. AAP has, therefore, introduced these auto ambulances which would be ideal for patients whose oxygen levels are between 85-90%,” he said.
The party has started a similar service in Varanasi, Prayagraj and Meerut, Singh said, adding that in other areas, the party was helping with food and medicines.
AAP has issued a number 9818430043, which is linked to a central command room. At present, Lucknow has 10 such auto ambulances functional. Varanasi also has 10 while Prayagraj and Meerut have five each. In Delhi, the party had started with 70 ambulances. The service will be provided for free to whoever contacts the party for the ambulance. “We will increase the numbers and expand to other cities as per need,” said Singh.