Kumbi, April 5
In a bid to help the rural people during the national lockdown due to pandemic corona virus or outbreak, Humanism Foundation has today launched free ambulance service for general patients at its organizational office, Kumbi Mayai Leikai, Bishnupur district.
In this regard, Wahengbam Rorrkychand, Managing Trustee of Humanism Foundation said that people of Kumbi Assembly Constituency is facing lots of hardship and difficulties in getting the medical treatment in time due to its various reasons which include lack of medical facilities, poor connectivity, low economic situation.
As a result of the ongoing national local down due to the pandemic corona virus, all the normal transport system have also suspended, and some of the ailing people in the assembly constituency are suffering as they could not either afford to pay for ambulance or hire a private vehicle to visit hospitals in Imphal, the Managing Trustee of the NGO said.
Rorrkychand also said that the service has been started as part of its sole initiative to prevent the pandemic Corona virus. The NGO is also distributing free face mask to rural poor people of Kumbi Assembly Constituency since April 29, 2020 with the formation of a taskforce named as Kumbi AC Fights Corona.
The ambulance was launched by Wahengbam Yaima Singh, former Chairperson of Kumbi Municipal Council in the presence of present Chairperson of Kumbi Municipal Council, Wahengbam Priyoranjan Singh; Pradhan of Saiton Gram Panchayat, Mayengbam Ibomcha Singh and other representatives of local government bodies.
Speaking at the launching of the free ambulance, Social Worker and Advisor of Humanism Foundation, Wahengbam Bobbyjames said that people of Kumbi assembly constituency can take the benefit of this free ambulance.
While thanking the Humanism Foundation for its selfless initiatives specially during the lockdown due to Corona virus outbreak, W Bobbychand Luwang, Former Vice Chairperson, Kumbi Municipal Council said that people who are residing at the 60 villages under Kumbi Assembly Constituency can approach their local elected representatives or volunteers of Humanism Foundation at the time of distress and take the benefit of the ambulance for transportation of general medical patients.