Bangalore, May 1, 2021: Kannada actor Arjun Gowda has come forward to help people in the covid-19 crisis. The actor has launched his own ambulance service, called Project Smile Trust, to ferry covid-19 patients to hospitals amid the shortage of ambulance service in Karnataka state which is witnessing a huge surge in coronavirus cases.
Apart from taking patients to hospitals, the actor has also decided to help in carrying out the final rites of those who have lost their lives due to the virus.
"I've been on the road for a couple of days and I've already helped out around half a dozen people with assistance for final rites. We want to ensure that we help out anyone in need irrespective of where they come from or what religion they practice", he told Bangalore Times.
Arjun also took to social media and said that he has taken proper training before starting his healthcare service. "It's my commitment and my honour to serve and work for the people of KARNATAKA", Arjun wrote on Instagram sharing a picture of himself in which he could be seen dressed in protective gear and standing next to his ambulance.