The vehicles used by mayor and deputy mayor of Tilottama Municipality in Rupandehi have been utilised to carry coronavirus patients.

Mayor Basudev Ghimire and Deputy-mayor Jageshwori Chaudhari decided to provide their vehicles for Covid-19 infected people.

They decided in this regard after a number of people infected with coronavirus started increasing by the day and also because ambulances were not available on time.

The municipality has been operating two ambulances. With this decision, four vehicles will carry Covid-19 infected people.

Mayor Ghimire said that the vehicles used by them had been brought into use for coronavirus infected people in order to provide service quickly and in an easy manner.

The mayor and deputy mayor handed over the keys of their vehicles to Corona focal person Keshav Bhattarai today.

Similarly, the municipality has brought a 40- bed isolation centre into operation under the Corona Hospital at Shankarnagar.

Activities have also started to construct a 60- bed isolation centre at Ward 9.

A version of this article appears in the print on May 7, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.