With the second wave of COVID-19 rampant in India, wrestler Labhanshu Sharma has turned his car into an ambulance with oxygen facility in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand.
In times of acute shortage of oxygen and ambulances, Labhanshu has started the free service for those in need. The service can be availed by calling the wrestler on his mobile.
"I have converted my car into a free temporary ambulance for the people in need. I have also written a helpline number on the car and have pasted stickers of 'Free Ambulance' on all four sides of the vehicle. The service can be availed by anyone just by contacting me on 9997170782," Labhanshu said.
"I got the idea of converting my car into an ambulance after I heard that people in my city weren't able to get the emergency vehicle and if they were getting one its price was on the higher side," he added.
Not only COVID-19 patients but pregnant women, elderly persons looking to get vaccinated can contact the wrestler if they urgently need an ambulance.
The 24-year-old wrestler took up the noble cause to help people fight against the deadly virus which has taken the lives of more than 4,800 people in the state.
In April, Labhanshu had offered his residence to be utilised as a COVID care centre with all amenities however after receiving no communication from the authorities, he had to drop the plan.