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#Good News: Ambulance Staff Raises Rs 50,000 to Help Ailing Girl

The girl had reportedly lost her legs after after being run over by a train.

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The girl had reportedly lost her legs after after being run over by a train.

Going beyond their usual duty, a group of ambulance drivers and other hospital personnel in Uttar Pradesh raised Rs 50,000 for a 16-year-old girl's treatment, Hindustan Times reported on Wednesday, 17 July.

In order to save the ailing girl's life, they also donated blood.

The girl had reportedly lost her legs after after being run over by a train.

The incident took place in July when Anita, who had taken her goats for grazing in the Puramufti area, fell on the tracks as a train was approaching.

Anita was rushed to SRN Hospital by her family members and villagers, where the doctors performed surgery on her for free, the report said.

Anita's father, who reportedly works as a labourer, could barely bear the expenses of her treatment. As one of the ambulance drivers learnt about this, he called in his friends to help her out.

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The driver, along with his friends and other staffers, collected Rs 50,000 and also donated blood required for Anita’s treatment.

Santosh, one of the ambulance drivers, reportedly told the publication that he has created a WhatsApp group with that assistance of some social activists, to help people in need.

“The group includes people from different walks of life who are willing to help or donate. Members of our group believe in providing assistance to the poor and marginalised instead of giving donations at religious places,” Santosh told HT.

The doctors at the hospital welcomed the drivers' gesture and assured the victim's family of all possible help for future treatment.

(With inputs from Hindustan Times)

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