A floating ambulance is back on Srinagar’s famed Dal Lake amid the second wave of Covid-19. Houseboat owner Tariq Ahmad Patloo had first converted his shikara into an ambulance service last year. Patloo took the initiative last year after he had contracted the virus himself.
Story by Umer Asif and Aleena Mir. Edited by Asif Hamid
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