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Without government facilities, 4 friends build a 20-bed Covid center in Bijnor | India News


BIJNOR: Kamaal Ahmad, his wife, and their 5-year-old son contracted Covid-19 on April 10. The family took 15 days to recover. By this time, Ahmad’s perspective on life had changed. Now Ahmad, manager of Indian Bank, and three from his childhood friends – Raghav Sharan Goel, real estate agent; Nazim, a Jal Nigam contractor, and Bhupender Sharma, a journalist, have teamed up, pooling their resources, to establish a 20-bed Covid care center in the city of Dhampur in Bijnor.
“It was difficult,” said Ahmad, in his 30s like his friends. “My family and I were depressed. I decided to fight back. I also vowed that after I was okay, I will help others to do the same. Once on my feet, my friends joined me. I started contacting the authorities. I immediately got positive responses from people when I talked about the installation of the facilities. “The stay and treatment are free at the center.
It was a small but much-needed start in a city without a government hospital for Covid-19 patients.
What Ahmad and his friends did was turn a small school into a Covid-19 hospital with 15 beds equipped with oxygen and five without them. They also organized two doctors and nurses.

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