Since the COVID-19 in India final yr, many good samaritans have come ahead to assist these in want. While many had been going through problem discovering ambulance companies, a person from Uttar Karnataka saved lives amid a coronavirus pandemic.
Manjunatha Ningappa Pujari, acknowledged as a ‘nocturnal ambulance man’ is saving lives within the areas of Belgaum, Karnataka, in his auto.
This 42-year-old had already served over 300 folks by offering free ambulance companies at night time. He obtained the India Book of Records, Asia Book of Records, and Royal Success International Book of Records for his selfless help in the course of the pandemic.
Manjunatha was in a position to ferry about 185 Covid sufferers in his auto-ambulance in the course of the second wave.
“My father passed away due to Covid last year. During this, there was no one to help us, and it led me to help virus-affected patients,” Manjunatha mentioned in a dialog with Life Beyond Numbers.
He ferried some sufferers freed from price, and a few paid for his service. Manjunatha donated all the quantity he obtained to the Ashraya basis and different organizations to assist the needy.
Not simply that, he has additionally distributed over 100 grocery kits in collaboration with the Prayaas group and Sanjay Kuligod, an area, and 15 kits from his finish.
Manjunatha works three jobs in a day to run his household and serve the needy.
“I drive auto from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. I donate my earnings to the Ashraya Foundation, NGO. I work part-time as an office assistant and part-time as a bill collector to run my family. After work, I ferry individuals to hospitals in the middle of the night,” he added.
Years in the past, Manjunatha didn’t have an auto. A pregnant lady in his neighborhood wanted an emergency ambulance service. He quickly enquired to borrow a automotive from a buddy, which took him about two hours to rearrange.
This incident made him resolve to purchase an ambulance. But, attributable to monetary constraints, he bought an auto to serve the needy.
“It has been five years that I am driving the auto to aid those who need emergency medical support. I wanted to serve in the Indian Army. But, in 2003, I met with an accident and suffered a femur bone fracture, which damaged my left arm. I always wanted to serve the nation and people around me.“
“My family stood by my side”
“My household is my inspiration. Without their assist, I wouldn’t be capable of pursue my dream. My mom, Shantamma Pujari helped me buy an auto by promoting her gold ornaments and, my late father, Shri Ningappa Pujari at all times motivated me to attain my objective. My spouse, Rajeshwari Pujari, and son, Vinayak Pujari, are serving to me all through the COVID emergency, by attending the calls to waking me up within the nights to ensure I might assist these in want of my service.“
Even after his loss of life, Manjunatha desires to assist and determined to pledge his physique to Jawaharlala Neharika Medical Institute for medical analysis. He has additionally been an everyday blood donor and has accomplished 44 donations to this point.
He supplies residence supply companies for these below quarantine, comparable to meals and different requirements.
He mentioned, “I want to buy an ambulance to assist those who need emergency services with advanced facilities. I’ll never stop working for a good cause.“
He wishes that his son follows his lead and joins the Indian Army. “My son is my ray of hope for the future.”
His selfless work is an inspiration. Manjunatha asks everybody to return ahead and present kindness and uplift humanity.
This story was first revealed in Life Beyond Numbers.