HELP POOR GOES ALL OUT IN RESCUING BULLET HIT
Srinagar, Aug 15: At a time when Kashmiri youth are falling prey to bullets and teargas shells fired by police and paramilitary CRPF, Help Poor Voluntary Trust is trying to help victims by providing medical aid.
The Trust has kept its ambulances in SMHS hospital and SKIMS to ferry the injured and drop discharged patients to their homes.
Presently the Trust provides free medicine to 700 patients registered with it on monthly basis. Besides it also provides medicines on ‘no-profit no-loss.’
Giving details of how the Trust functions its president Farooq Ahmad told Greater Kashmir that HPVT was a charitable organization established in 1998. “For the past 12 years we are working in health sector providing medicare, conducting seminars on diabetes, AIDS and other diseases,” he added.
He said the Trust volunteers start their work from early morning till late 11 pm. “During the past 2-months, the Trust has made every possible effort to reach out to the injured patients. Presently we are using three ambulances two of these are our own while one is associate ambulance of Jammu and Kashmir Yateem Trust,” Farooq said. “Everyday we ferry more than 200 patients from SMHS to hospitals and other destinations.”
“For smooth working, we get in touch with Causality Medical Officer for information regarding ferrying of patients and providing them other facilities like ambulance services and medicine,” he said.
Lamenting over the loss of life and property during the present unrest Farooq said, “We have seen scores of teenagers dying. Many injured reaching SMHS are not accompanied by anyone. They are brought to the hospital by people, who may not be their kith and kin. So, we provide them voluntary support in terms of money, medicines and food.”
“The 20-member team of volunteers of our Trust is providing all possible help to victims being brought to SMHS. They are donating blood to the injured persons,” Farooq added.
He said a few days back a body was left untouched for more than three hours. “The deceased was from Khrew. After getting cell number from his pocket, we called on one his contact number and identified him,” he said. The body was later sent to Khrew in the Trust ambulance.
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