As Mizoram continue to fight the spread of novel coronavirus, many individuals including politicians came forward to help the government and the poor, who were affected by the pandemic.
Among them, three Congress leaders- Zodintluanga Ralte, Rosiamngheta and Dr Lalmalsawma Nghaka have become a source of inspiration due to their stellar act of generosity by donating ambulance vans and hiring technicians to ease shortages.
Ralte, who is the Congress legislature party leader and party treasurer, recently donated an ambulance van to Lunglei civil hospital at a time when the state government is facing a shortage of ambulance vans amid coronavirus spread.
The leader also said that he will purchase a full set of RT-PCR machine to be installed in Lunglei if the government allowed him to do so.
Another Congress leader Rosiamngheta, who is a councillor in the Aizawl Municipal Corporation (AMC), on Tuesday, donated three ambulance vans to three localities- Zarkawt, Chanmari and Electric Veng within AMC ward-V t to help communities.
The ambulance vans were handed over to community leaders by Congress president and former chief minister Lal Thanhawla in a function held on Tuesday.
Rosiamngheta said that people have been facing enormous problem due to the lack of ambulance during the coronavirus induced lockdown.
He donated the ambulance vans to the localities out of the property tax return, which he saved during the past two years, he said.
He said that each councillor used to receive Rs 10 lakh of property tax return every year.
“I am just giving back the people their money and it was not done for recognition. But I want the locality to utilise the ambulances for community service especially to help the needy and not for commercial purposes since the ambulances were bought with the help of public money,” he said.
Earlier, Rosiamngheta also installed water barrels at several places during the initial period of COVID-19 spread.
The water barrels are now installed at community quarantine centres within AMC ward-V, from where he was elected.
Apart from donating money to fight COVID-19, Congress youth wing president Dr Lalmalsawma Nghaka also hired two technicians Gospel Hmingduhawmi and Lalrinengi at Zoram Medical College (ZMC) to help the government overcome manpower crunch.