The BNM Institute of Technology (BNMIT), in yet another act of goodwill, donated an ambulance to the State Government on 25 July (Sunday).
The ambulance will be a part of the COVID Care Center being established by the Bannerghatta Panchayat of the Government for the villages situated in and around the Bannerghatta National Park. Manned by paramedics and fully equipped to handle any situation, the ambulance will ensure immediate initial treatment to the villagers and will operate in 14 villages located in the area. The service will be provided free of cost.
This is a step taken up by the institution to ensure timely medical treatment to patients belonging to the rural economically weaker sections of the farming community. To add to that, as many as 200 food kits were also distributed among the villagers as part of BNMIT’s COVID relief programme.
It should be noted that BNMIT has been at the forefront of COVID-19 relief work since the first lockdown during April in the year 2020. Earlier this year too, the institute, in association with three city-based NGOs (Yuva Brigade, Swami Vivekananda Shreshta Bharata Pratishthana, and Vivekananda Yuvaka Sangha of Ramakrishna Math) had started ‘Fight Corona’, a food distribution program for poor COVID-19 patients. The two-week long programme, aimed at providing free home-cooked meals to those in home isolation, concluded after providing nutritious meals to over 7000 needy throughout the lockdown period.