With no end sight for the wait in the queues at banks and ATMs post-demonetisation, residents can take comfort in a noble gesture from some private hospitals and doctors. They are offering medication and consultation to people in the queues undergoing physical and mental stress.
With ambulances and other necessary equipment at hand, teams of doctors and paramedical staff from the hospitals are checking the blood pressure and body temperature of the residents and administering first aid to them. They are also giving them tips on how to take care of themselves while standing in queues for a long time.
Fortis Charitable Foundation, for instance, has made 37 volunteers to reach out to more than 1,800 people at 42 ATMs, bank branches and post offices with medication, first-aid kits, water and eatables till now.