When rides have come to a standstill due the lockdown, one auto-rickshaw driver from Gudalur in the Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu has gone beyond his call of duty. It all began when 51-year-old P Jayaprakash, who has been an auto- rickshaw driver for past 25 years, saw a patient struggling to return home due to unavailability of public transport or cab services due to the curfew. Since the '108' ambulance service is limited to dropping patients at the hospital, he decided that until the curfew is lifted, he would help patients who come to government Gudalur hospital and cannot find a transport back home.

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