Shahnawaz said that last year, his friend’s wife died in an auto rickshaw due to lack of oxygen. After which he decided that he will help the needy.
The whole country is currently facing the grave situation of Corona Pandemic. Not knowing daily, how many people are watching their loved ones die forcibly before their own eyes. If no one is getting treatment on time, then lack of oxygen remains a crisis of life for anyone. While on the one hand the entire country is facing the brunt of the epidemic and is facing acute shortage of oxygen, on the other hand, a person living in Malad, Mumbai has become an angel for the needy.
Shahnawaz Sheikh, a resident of Mumbai, has started a unique initiative to give a new life to those who are dying in the lap of death, which is being appreciated everywhere. Actually, Shahnawaz Sheikh is working to deliver oxygen to Corona patients on a phone call. His team, deployed to help people, has also created a ‘control room’ so that patients can get oxygen on time and they do not have to stumble at the rate in this hour of crisis. Due to his noble work, Shahnawaz is now known as ‘Oxygen Man’.
Sold 22 lakh SUV car to help people
Shahnawaz said that to help people, he sold his SUV worth Rs 22 lakh a few days ago. With the money he received after selling his Ford Endeavor vehicle, Shahnawaz bought 160 oxygen cylinders for the needy. Shahnawaz said that while helping people last year, his money ran out, after which he decided to sell his SUV car.
When asked by Shahnawaz where he got the inspiration to help people, he said that last year, his friend’s wife died in an auto rickshaw due to lack of oxygen. After which he decided that he will help the needy and will work to deliver oxygen to the patients in Mumbai.
So far, more than 4 thousand people have been helped
‘Oxygen Man’ said that a helpline number has also been started by them to provide immediate help to the patients. Shahnawaz said that compared to last year, the situation is more difficult this year. Whereas in January, they used to get 50 calls for oxygen demand, whereas today 500 to 600 phones are coming daily. Alam is that now we are able to reach only 10 to 20 percent of the people.
Shahnawaz told that he currently has 200 oxygen cylinders. Out of this, 40 oxygen cylinders are for rent. He told that the needy people who are not able to come here and take oxygen cylinder (Oxygen Cylinder), we go to deliver the cylinder to their home. Shahnawaz told that he has helped about 4,000 needy people since last year.
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