COVID Warriors: Meet The ‘Ambulance Couple’ From Delhi Who Has Been Providing Free Service For 20 Years Now

COVID warrior: Twinkle Kalia from Delhi served people throughout the COVID-19 pandemic even after being recognized with breast cancer




HighlightsHimanshu Kalia began a completely complimentary ambulance service in 2002The husband-wife duo has assisted over 80,000 patientsAnyone requiring ambulance service in Delhi-NCR can contact +918804102102 New Delhi: Circa 1992; one evening in Delhi, 14-year-old Himanshu Kalias daddy fulfilled with a roadway incident and the method the disaster unfolded for the household was ravaging. The mishap occurred at 7pm but Mr Kalia got admission to AIIMS medical center in the nationwide capital at 2am as a result of which he slipped into a coma. Remembering the regrettable occurrence, Himanshu Kalia mentioned, “For 7 hours, we drove my daddy from one healthcare center to another in auto-rickshaw and rickshaw due to the fact that we might not discover an ambulance for him. When we finally managed to get into the health center, the doctor asked, “Do you believe he can be conserved now?” The medical professional informed us that my daddy has in fact slipped into a coma due to a hold-up in treatment. That day it was not just my daddy who remained in a coma, however my entire life and education went into a coma with him.”
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Nevertheless, Mr Kalia came out of a coma after 2 years and was advised total bed rest for the next two years. However his boy had actually decided that he does not want any other kid to face what he and his household had gone through. Over the next few years, Himanshu Kalia worked at various locations to make ends satisfy.
Later on, in 2002, prior to my wedding, my in-laws utilized me an auto, furnishings, other things and electrical house devices however I refused all. They stated, we wish to provide you something so, I stated, provide me an ambulance and on the day of the wedding event, outside our marriage hall, a new ambulance was parked, shared Himanshu Kalia.
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Which is how Mr Kalias journey of providing complimentary ambulance service to people in requirement started. Referred to as the ambulance couple, Mr Kalia and his spouse Twinkle Kalia ferryboat the ill to medical facility, bring medications, arrange funeral services and in many cases, action in to perform last rites. The duo continued their service even throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Going over how his partner got included, Mr Kalia said,.
Doctors specified that she will live only 6 more months and till then she can not feed the baby, piece veggies, and even establish. A senior doctor asked us to get Liver Function Test done every week to take a look at how various days of her life remain in truth left. I notified everybody I had helped in the previous about my partners condition and inquired to wish for her.
After 6 to 7 weeks, when Mr and Mrs Kalia revealed up at the physicians with their LFT report, the doctor requested a retest. Mrs Kalia took the exact same test from 4 numerous locations and all reports were undesirable.
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Ask any physician and they will mention that a Hepatitis B favorable individual can never ever have an undesirable report however my spouse evaluated unfavorable. After a week, she was completely normal. The whole event encouraged her to help other clients, said Mr Kalia.
On March 8, 2019, Mrs Kalia who declares to be Indias very first female ambulance driver was felicitated with Nari Shakti Puraskar by the President of India. Mrs Kalia continued working throughout the COVID-19 pandemic even after being recognized with breast cancer.
In 2020, during the very first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mrs Kalia went through 2 surgeries and numerous rounds of chemotherapy as part of her cancer treatment. Regardless of being suggested extensive bed rest for 6 months, Mrs Kalia went back to the ground, assisting COVID customers reach the health care center and helping in cremation.
I feel God used me a 2nd lease of life with the function of assisting others.
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The duo in addition to 10 other individuals in their team run a complimentary ambulance service and have really helped over 80,000 individuals in almost twenty years. Sharing an anecdote, Mr Kalia said,.
Just just recently, there was a case in Delhis Mayur Vihar where a home was required to roam around the streets with the body of a liked one who had actually died of COVID. We accepted that dead body in our ambulance, and took it for cremation.
In the COVID-19 pandemic, they have actually brought around 200 dead bodies and 400 patients. To protect themselves, the team follows COVID preventive steps including routine sanitisation of their ambulances and similarly utilizing personal protective devices (PPE).
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The service that began with North Delhi now covers all parts of the across the country capital. The group also takes non-emergency demands like taking a patient from healthcare center to home or transferring a dead body to the cremation ground from other close-by locations like Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Gurugram, and Sonipat.
Our control space remains in Pratap Nagar and we attempt to address virtually all requests that start our number +918804102102. In 2002, when I began, I had actually set up posters and boards outside hospitals and drug stores. But throughout the years, our service got acknowledgment through word of mouth and throughout the pandemic our numbers were being shared on WhatsApp groups.
Thanking the couple, a recipient stated,.
It is thanks to Himanshu and Twinkle, that I might use my partner a right bye-bye. In this hour of requirement, nobody came to assist me, other than Twinkle and Himanshu.
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18,04,04,605 Cases.
5,83,73,106 Active.
11,81,22,090 Recovered.
39,09,409 Deaths.
Coronavirus has expanded to 194 countries. The overall verified cases worldwide are 18,04,04,605 and 39,09,409 have actually died; 5,83,73,106 are active cases and 11,81,22,090 have actually recovered as on June 26, 2021 at 3:48 am.India.
3,01,83,143 48698Cases.
5,95,565 -17303 Active.
2,91,93,085 64818Recovered.
3,94,493 1183Deaths.
In India, there are 3,01,83,143 validated cases including 3,94,493 deaths. The range of active cases is 5,95,565 and 2,91,93,085 have actually recuperated as on June 26, 2021 at 2:30 am.State & & & District Details.


MaharashtraDistrictCasesMumbai45,478 Thane13,660 Pune9,920 Mumbai Suburban5,363 Aurangabad1,974 Nashik1,575 Raigad1,462 Palghar1,421 Solapur1,291 Jalgaon1,039 Akola757Nagpur692Kolhapur646Satara629Ratnagiri350Amravati291Dhule228Hingoli208Jalna201Ahmednagar190Nanded176Yavatmal150Sangli145Latur139Osmanabad125Sindhudurg114Buldhana88Parbhani78gondia69Beed54Nandurbar42Gadchiroli42Bhandara41Chandrapur32Washim13Wardha1160,17,035 9,6041,23,866 1,04557,72,799 10,1381,20,370 511KeralaDistrictCasesKannur357Kasaragod333Palakkad224Malappuram119Kollam118Thrissur106Thiruvananthapuram104Pathanamthitta98Kozhikode90Alappuzha76Kottayam73Ernakulam60Idukki40Wayanad3628,65,871 11,5461,00,680 37227,52,492 11,05612,699 118KarnatakaDistrictCasesUdupi1,176 Kalaburagi669Yadgir538Bengaluru Urban529Raichur369Mandya346Belagavi337Bidar219Hassan205Davangere204Vijayapura201Dakshina Kannada179Chikkaballapura149Mysuru107Bagalkote103Uttara Kannada95Shivamogga67Dharwad61Ballari60Gadag45Bengaluru Rural40Tumakuru36Kolar29Haveri24Chikkamagaluru19Chitradurga14Koppal5Kodagu4Ramanagara3Chamarajanagara028,26,754 3,3101,07,218 3,32826,84,997 6,52434,539 114Tamil NaduDistrictCasesChennai23,324 Chengalpattu1,314 Thiruvallur774Villupuram509Kanchipuram503Tiruvannamalai496Cuddalore477Ariyalur444Tirunelveli433Tuticorin333Kallakurichi324Madurai322Salem258Coimbatore188Virudhunagar185Dindigul175Perambalur133Ranipet133Thanjavur130Theni129Tiruchirappalli119Ramanathapuram119Tiruppur116Kanniyakumari110Tenkasi103Nagapattinam99Karur88Namakkal83Erode75Vellore71Thiruvarur67Pudukkottai53Sivaganga46Tirupathur45Krishnagiri43The Nilgiris17Dharmapuri1524,55,332 5,75547,318 2,52723,75,963 8,13232,051 150Andhra PradeshDistrictCasesKurnool795Krishna557Guntur511Anantapur428East Godavari356Chittoor319Sri Potti Sriramulu Nell * 296Y. S.R. 205West Godavari199Srikakulam183Prakasam104Visakhapatnam103Vizianagaram2318,71,475 4,45847,790 1,89318,11,157 6,31312,528 38Uttar PradeshDistrictCasesGautam Buddha Nagar1,119 Agra933Ghaziabad794Meerut504Lucknow386Saharanpur298Kanpur Nagar286Moradabad252Varanasi243Hapur225Aligarh215Basti214Amethi206Rampur203Jaunpur194Firozabad190Barabanki168Gorakhpur166Bulandshahr166Siddharth Nagar159Ghazipur159Bijnor157Deoria143Azamgarh138Sant Kabeer Nagar132Mathura129Ayodhya120Muzaffarnagar117Sambhal116Sultanpur97Ambedkar Nagar92Maharajganj85Amroha80Rae Bareli78Bahraich73Kheri72Kannauj69Baghpat68Kushi Nagar67Bhadohi60Ballia60Gonda59Etah52Hardoi49Balrampur49Mau48Mainpuri46Etawah46Hathras43Unnao42Jalaun41Jhansi41Shamli40Chandauli38Auraiya37Farrukhabad36Sitapur32Prayagraj30Banda27Shahjahanpur25Shravasti23Budaun23Mirzapur22Bareilly17Kasganj16Pratapgarh15Pilibhit15Sonbhadra10Kaushambi6Kanpur Dehat4Chitrakoot4Lalitpur3Hamirpur3Mahoba3Fatehpur317,05,220 2063,423 12916,79,416 32022,381 15West BengalDistrictCasesKolkata2,777 Howrah1,43524 Paraganas North1,031 Hooghly60424 Paraganas South281Maldah235Dinajpur Uttar216Coochbehar210Birbhum206Medinipur West159Medinipur East153Nadia139Purba Bardhaman130Murshidabad125Bankura116Darjeeling97Jalpaiguri88Paschim Bardhaman70Purulia66Dinajpur Dakshin50Alipurduar39Kalimpong18Jhargram914,91,219 1,93322,231 7714,51,437 1,97517,551 35DelhiDistrictCasesNorth West5,463 Central4,817 West4,768 New Delhi3,405 North3,059 East2,472 South East2,446 South West2,391 South2,329 North East1,914 Shahdara1,58014,33,590 1151,680 8714,06,958 19824,952 4ChhattisgarhDistrictCasesBilaspur100Korba100Mungeli87Baloda Bazar85Jashpur77Janjgir-Champa56Mahasamund54Rajnandgaon52Kabirdham52Raigarh47Raipur46Balod41Korea39Durg31Bemetara21Kanker19Balrampur17Surguja14Gariyaband10Surajpur9Dhamtari6Bijapur2Bastar2Dantewada0Kondagaon0Narayanpur0Sukma09,92,684 2936,889 4259,72,372 71013,423 8RajasthanDistrictCasesJaipur2,177 Jodhpur1,748 Udaipur724Bharatpur563Kota503Nagaur500Ajmer379Dungarpur374Pali352Jhalawar329Bhilwara250Sikar231Chittorgarh188Tonk171Jalore164Rajsamand140Sirohi130Bikaner112Banswara91Alwar90Churu81Jhunjhunu64Dausa61Dholpur60Baran59Jaisalmer53Barmer34Hanumangarh31SawaiMadhopur26Karauli17Pratapgarh14Ganganagar8Bundi59,51,826 1311,873 1469,41,048 2778,905 OdishaDistrictCasesGanjam581Jajapur322Khordha238Baleshwar190Kendrapara164Cuttack155Bhadrak137Balangir129Puri103Sundargarh102Jagatsinghapur91Nayagarh86Mayurbhanj73Nuapada69Gajapati61Dhenkanal36Boudh34Kendujhar34Deogarh33Kalahandi33Sonepur29Kandhamal28Anugul26Malkangiri20Bargarh16Koraput16Sambalpur16Jharsuguda8Nabarangpur2Rayagada28,93,508 2,91229,565 7728,60,142 3,6443,801 40GujaratDistrictCasesAhmadabad17,125 Surat2,311 Vadodara1,555 Gandhinagar410Mahesana159Banas Kantha147Bhavnagar146Rajkot135Arvalli134Mahisagar125Anand107PanchMahals107Patan105SabarKantha101Kachchh99Kheda98Jamnagar63Bharuch56Botad55Surendranagar55Valsad47GirSomnath45Dohad43Chhotaudepur37Naysari35Junagadh31Narmada25DevbhumiDwarka22Amreli16Porbandar11Tapi6Dang5Morbi48,23,010 1234,116 3118,08,849 43110,045 3Madhya PradeshDistrictCasesIndore3,839 Bhopal1,880 Ujjain799Burhanpur351Neemuch319Jabalpur276East Nimar266Sagar228Gwalior211Khargone196Dewas140Dhar132Mandsaur112Morena109Bhind87Raisen71Barwani60Ratlam51Rewa39Shajapur39Hoshangabad37Vidisha37Chhatarpur35Betul35Rajgarh31Dindori29Sheopur26Damoh26Satna24Anuppur22Panna20Tikamgarh18Sidhi17Narsinghpur17Chhindwara16Agar Malwa15Mandla15Shivpuri15Jhabua14Shandol14Singrauli13Ashoknagar13Datia12Sehore12Umaria10Balaghat9Guna8Harda4Alirajpur3Katni3Seoni2Niwari07,89,611 501,110 1707,79,630 1988,871 22HaryanaDistrictCasesGurugram2,950 Faridabad867Sonipat404Rohtak145Palwal120Jhajjar114Karnal104Hisar98Ambala93Panipat78Nuh68Bhiwani60Rewari56Kurukshetra55Sirsa50Kaithal48Mahendragarh47CharkiDadri43Panchkula39Fatehabad38Jind38Yamunanagar197,68,142 1401,927 637,56,864 1859,351 18BiharDistrictCasesPatna279Bhagalpur266Rohtas256Khagaria253Begusarai243Madhubani199Munger188Jehanabad178Katihar175Darbhanga143Samastipur139Siwan139PurbiChamparan138Purnia135Banka134Buxar134Nalanda123Gopalganj123Nawada122Sheikhpura118Gaya115Kaimur (bhabua) 105Bhojpur103Saran101Muzaffarpur96Saharsa88Supaul87Vaishali87Madhepura82Kishanganj75Aurangabad75Sitamarhi73Lakhisarai72Araria68Pashchim Champaran57Arwal52Jamui47Sheohar207,20,924 2072,397 1617,08,951 3659,576 3TelanganaDistrictCasesHyderabad2,475 Ranga Reddy183Suryapet87Jagitial77Nizamabad76MedchalMalkajgiri75Mancherial43YadadriBhuvanagiri40Jogulamba Gadwal40Vikarabad40Nalgonda33Warangal Urban32Mahabubnagar30Sangareddy26Khammam26Adilabad22Nirmal21Karimnagar17RajannaSircilla16Medak11Kamareddy11Mahabubabad10Jayashankar Bhupalapally9Nagarkurnool8Kumuram Bheem Asifabad8Jangoan8Siddipet7Peddapalli5Bhadradri Kothagudem5Warangal Rural4Mulugu3Narayanpet3Wanaparthy16,18,837 1,06115,524 5065,99,695 1,5563,618 11PunjabDistrictCasesAmritsar485Jalandhar297Ludhiana293Tarn Taran163Gurdaspur154Hoshiarpur140S.A.S Nagar137Patiala132Sangrur107Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar (Nawanshahr) 99Pathankot86Rupnagar (Ropar) 74Faridkot74Sri Muktsar Sahib71Moga65Bathinda60Fatehgarh Sahib57Fazilka53Firozepur50Kapurthala44Mansa31Barnala255,94,279 3384,832 4425,73,491 76815,956 12AssamDistrictCasesKamrup Metro276Golaghat203Nagaon143Hojai89Dima Hasao86Karimganj85Tinsukia84Cachar80Dibrugarh61Hailakandi57Lakhimpur57Marigaon50Dhemaji47Kamrup42Kokrajhar37Dhubri30Charaideo29Barpeta28Udalguri28Sonitpur27Jorhat24Nalbari23Darrang20Sivasagar20Goalpara19Biswanath16Baksa14KarbiAnglong13Bongaigaon12Chirang6West KarbiAnglong5South SalmaraMancachar4Majuli24,96,481 2,79329,804 1,2104,62,307 3,9774,370 26JharkhandDistrictCasesEast Singhbum170Ranchi148Hazaribagh110Garhwa80Ramgarh75Koderma58Simdega48Dhanbad32Gumla28Palamu27West Singhbhum21SaraikelaKharsawan20Giridih19Bokaro16Latehar14Khunti10Lohardaga8Deoghar5Dumka5Pakur4Jamtara2Godda2Chatra1Sahebganj03,45,161 1331,184 403,38,870 1725,107 1UttarakhandDistrictCasesDehradun370Nainital323Tehri Garhwal110Haridwar94Udam Singh Nagar83Almora71Champawat45Pithoragarh43Chamoli36PauriGarhwal36Bageshwar31Rudraprayag30Uttar Kashi243,39,373 1282,627 1123,29,663 2317,083 9Jammu And KashmirDistrictCasesAnantnag395Srinagar300Kulgam295Baramulla271Shopian255Kupwara231Bandipora175Udhampur155Ramban151Jammu138Budgam110Pulwama108Kathua53Rajouri39Ganderbal37Poonch35Doda27Reasi26Samba25Kishtwar10Mirpur0Muzaffarabad03,13,974 4986,157 3803,03,526 8714,291 7Himachal PradeshDistrictCasesHamirpur117Kangra105Una41Solan32Chamba29Bilaspur21Mandi21Sirmaur11Shimla10Kullu4Kinnaur2Lahaul And Spiti02,01,363 1531,956 1671,95,942 3183,465 2GoaDistrictCasesSouth Goa69North Goa571,65,648 2222,667 601,59,954 2773,027 5PuducherryDistrictCasesPondicherry111Mahe4Karaikal2Yanam01,16,186 2612,970 1071,11,477 3631,739 5ManipurDistrictCasesChurachandpur32Kangpokpi26Imphal West21Thoubal18Imphal East10Tengnoupal9Bishnupur7Senapati6Chandel5Kamjong5Ukhrul4Jiribam3Pherzawl3Kakching2Tamenglong2Noney166,756 5855,668 3,50659,995 4,0831,093 8TripuraDistrictCasesDhalai196Sepahijala174Gomati74South Tripura53Unakoti49West Tripura45Khowai24North Tripura1464,159 2913,726 10259,768 390665 3ChandigarhDistrictCasesChandigarh31361,581 39241 660,533 45807 MeghalayaDistrictCasesEast Khasi Hills22West Garo Hills5South West Garo Hills4North Garo Hills1West Jaintia Hills1West Khasi Hills1East Garo Hills0East Jaintia Hills0Ribhoi0South Garo Hills0South West Khasi Hills047,480 6024,665 24142,001 354814 7Arunachal PradeshDistrictCasesChanglang31Papum Pare8Lohit3Namsai2West Siang1East Siang1Upper Siang1Tawang1PakkeKessang1West Kameng0Upper Subansiri0Tirap0Siang0Shi Yomi0Anjaw0Lower Subansiri0Lower Dibang Valley0Longding0Leparada0KurungKumey0KraDaadi0Kamle0East Kameng0Dibang Valley0Lower Siang034,480 2662,523 4231,792 305165 3NagalandDistrictCasesDimapur20Mon8Kohima7Kiphire3Tuensang3Peren2Phek1Longleng0Mokokchung0Wokha0Zunheboto024,759 1301,508 122,770 129481 2LadakhDistrictCasesKargil77LehLadakh4319,920 17293 2119,425 38202 SikkimDistrictCasesEast District3South District3North District0West District019,811 1302,255 2717,257 156299 1MizoramDistrictCasesKolasib11Aizawl10Mamit8Lawngtlai2Lunglei2Saitual1Champhai0Hnahthial0Khawzawl0Saiha0Serchhip019,091 2324,448 714,554 23889 1Dadra And Nagar HaveliDistrictCasesDadra And Nagar Haveli2010,530 452 710,474 114 LakshadweepDistrictCasesLakshadweep District09,632 31313 99,271 3948 1Andaman And Nicobar IslandsDistrictCasesSouth 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HighlightsHimanshu Kalia began a complimentary ambulance service in 2002The husband-wife duo has actually helped over 80,000 patientsAnyone needing ambulance service in Delhi-NCR can call on +918804102102 New Delhi: Circa 1992; one night in Delhi, 14-year-old Himanshu Kalias daddy fulfilled with a roadway mishap and the approach the disaster unfolded for the household was damaging. Remembering the regrettable incident, Himanshu Kalia specified, “For 7 hours, we drove my dad from one medical facility to another in auto-rickshaw and rickshaw because we might not find an ambulance for him. And that is how Mr Kalias journey of providing free ambulance service to people in requirement began. Understood as the ambulance couple, Mr Kalia and his other half Twinkle Kalia ferryboat the ill to medical center, bring medications, arrange funerals and in some cases, action in to carry out last rites. Despite being urged strict bed rest for 6 months, Mrs Kalia went back to the ground, assisting COVID clients reach the health center and helping in cremation.

HighlightsHimanshu Kalia began a completely free ambulance service in 2002The husband-wife duo has actually assisted over 80,000 patientsAnyone requiring ambulance service in Delhi-NCR can call on +918804102102 New Delhi: Circa 1992; one evening in Delhi, 14-year-old Himanshu Kalias dad satisfied with a street incident and the approach the disaster unfolded for the household was ravaging. Referred to as the ambulance couple, Mr Kalia and his better half Twinkle Kalia ferryboat the ill to medical center, bring medications, organize funeral services and in some cases, action in to carry out last rites. HighlightsHimanshu Kalia started a complimentary ambulance service in 2002The husband-wife duo has really assisted over 80,000 patientsAnyone requiring ambulance service in Delhi-NCR can call on +918804102102 New Delhi: Circa 1992; one night in Delhi, 14-year-old Himanshu Kalias daddy met with a roadway accident and the technique the catastrophe unfolded for the family was damaging. Remembering the regrettable occurrence, Himanshu Kalia mentioned, “For 7 hours, we drove my father from one medical center to another in auto-rickshaw and rickshaw because we might not discover an ambulance for him. Understood as the ambulance couple, Mr Kalia and his other half Twinkle Kalia ferryboat the ill to medical facility, bring medications, arrange funeral services and often, action in to carry out last rites.