HIV-Positive Auto Driver Turns Messiah For COVID Patients In Nuapada

Nuapada: Though being an HIV patient, an autorickshaw driver has been a ray of hope for persons suffering from Covid-19 symptoms and their family members in Komana block of Nuapada district.

Covid-19 has terrorized people to such an extent that even family members tend to distance themselves when a person is infected with the virus or is suffering from fever, cough, or cold. Neither friends nor family members touch the body of a Covid-19 positive person after his or her death.

Several cases of Covid-19 are being detected regularly in Konabira panchayat in the last few days. Not a single vehicle in the area is ready to transport persons suffering from fever, cough, or cold, even to the hospital.

Even during this crisis, an autorickshaw driver of Konabira panchayat in Komana block of Nuapada district, who has been sustaining his family even after being infected with HIV, has taken up the task of serving such persons.

He has been travelling patients to and fro from the Komana hospital let it be day or night. Even if a patient is Covid-19 positive, he has never denied his services. Above all, he does not charge the patients.