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Mysuru ambulance driver puts duty above personal grief

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Even though his two-year-old son was fighting for his life in a hospital, Ambulance driver from Mysuru Syed Mubarak, showed utmost fortitude and commitment to his duty to save the lives of others.

Instead of rushing home to be with his grieving wife and relatives, Mubarak who was taking a patient to Chamarajanagar from Mysuru on Monday night, did not think of taking leave. Only after dropping the patient at his destination, did Mubarak take leave to go back home to perform the last rites of his toddler son who died of burns.

“My son had burn injuries all over his body. The doctors treating him had assured us to do their best. I then thought that like me, many other patients would be in need of an ambulance in these hard times. So, I left everything in the hands of the doctors and God, and decided to work. I shifted a few patients in the city and even to Nanjangud taluk,” Mubarak said.

Later his son succumbed to burns caused by boiling water after undergoing treatment for four days in a hospital.

When it was hard to find an ambulance driver for fear of being infected, Mubarak, a resident of Siddiq Nagar, came forward to work as one for the Mysuru City BJP unit, which had launched free ambulance services amid the raging second wave of Covid.

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