As the number of covid-positive patients has surged, the need for ambulances to ferry patients to hospitals has also increased. As a result, some ambulance drivers have reportedly been charging way more money than usual.
Recently, IPS officer Arun Bothra took to Twitter to share a picture of an ambulance service receipt, wherein a patient was charged Rs 10,000 for a mere distance of 4 km in Delhi, reports News18. The receipt allegedly belonged to DK Ambulance Service who ferried the patient from Pitampura to Fortis Hospital.
Have a look:
“The world is watching us today. Not only the devastation but also our moral values,” wrote the IPS officer.
Have a look at his tweet here:
Ten thousand rupees for a distance of four kms. Ambulance rental in Delhi.
The world is watching us today. Not only the devastation but also our moral values. pic.twitter.com/dZoJpSbF6c
— Arun Bothra (@arunbothra) April 28, 2021
Responding to this, people online expressed their disappointment at those who are using the pandemic as an opportunity to loot people.
Quoting your lines ” You may extort some money from people in pain but someday your Karma will come back to settle this account”
KARMA WAITING 🙏
— ✨Pushpita✨ (@ThePushpitaDas) April 28, 2021
Pulse oxymeter regular price 850-1000. Now a Days anything more than 2500/-.
Oxygen cylinder refill at any cost. Oxygen concerntrators regular price 30-35000/- now days 60K. Now this Ambulance charges. We Indians are at our level best. 100 mein se 99 beimaan phir mera desh mahan.
— Vimal Datt (@VimalDatt) April 29, 2021
and we keep pointing at corporations as greedy ones when every common man here is the same.
— Krishna Shasti (@Krishnashasti) April 29, 2021
None of them will carry this money while going to god but still no opportunity should b missed to earn money in this pandemic too..Such a shame …
— Preeti Pandey (@_PreetiPandey) April 29, 2021
This pandemic has brought out the worst in so many people. There are vultures on the ground who are making money by selling Remdisiver, oxygen etc. while they present themselves as some savior of humanity.
— Shantanu Gupta 🇮🇳 (@shantanu2511) April 29, 2021
Don’t give up on humanity, my dear. There are extraordinary humans doing so many kind, generous, beautiful and helpful things.
We each choose the type of person we wish to be. Some choices are unfortunate, but don’t let than dampen your faith. 😊🙏
— Ramona Arena (@ramonasworld) April 29, 2021
This kind of looting has been common earlier as well. They hit you when you are already too emotionally overwhelmed to even negotiate.
— Deepak Kumar (@meDKumar) April 29, 2021
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