aisal Edhi, son of Pakistan’s renowned philanthropist, Abdul Sattar Edhi penned a letter to India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday in which he expressed his concern on the Covid-19 crisis underway in India and offered his help in confronting the epidemic.
In his letter, Faisal Edhi said that he seeks to lead the team himself.
“We are very sorry to hear about the exceptionally heavy impact that the pandemic has had on your country, where a tremendous number of people are suffering immensely…. we would like to extend our help in the form of a fleet of 50 ambulances along with our services to assist you in addressing, and further circumventing, the current health conditions,” the letter addressed to PM Modi said.
Faisal Edhi said that he only seeks permission from the Indian government to enter with the ambulances and a team, including emergency medical technicians, office staff, drivers and supporting staff.
Faisal Edhi of Pakistan’s Edhi foundation writes to India offering help regarding the surge of Covid cases in India and the resulting lack of oxygen.
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It added that the Edhi Foundation understood the gravity of the situation and “we wish to lend you our full support, without any inconvenience to you, which is why we will arrange all the necessary supplies that our team needs to assist the people of India.”
“Importantly, we are not requesting any other assistance from you, as we are providing the fuel, food, and other necessary amenities that our team will require.
“Our team consists of emergency medical technicians, office staff, drivers, and supporting staff,” he explained.