Autorickshaw driver: Jitendra Shinde

Social Story Team

Kolhapur-based autorickshaw driver Jitendra Shinde has ferried over 1,000 patients with COVID-19 symptoms to the hospital. He began this service last year after the nationwide lockdown was announced by the government in March.  

He always wears a PPE kit and most people naturally assume that Jitendra is a COVID-19 patient and steer clear.

While most emergency vehicles are charging an enormous fee, Jitendra ferries people from one place to another for free. He even spent over Rs 1,50,000 to help people and purchased PPE kits with another Rs 5,000.

(Like Jitendra, there are more such autorickshaw drivers across the country who are COVID-19 warriors and helping many in this fight against the deadly pandemic. Read their stories on Social Story.)

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