Mumbai, 22 April 2021: Shahnawaz Shaikh, a young man from Mumbai was shocked when his dear friend’s wife, a Covid-19 positive died in want of oxygen. This incident shook him when he decided to do his bit to save the lives of Covid-19 patients.
“I was shocked when I came to know that my friend’s wife died because of a lack of oxygen. So I decided to save their lives by providing the oxygen cylinders to the needy patients”, he informed. Shahnawaz sold his SUV car to raise the money to buy the cylinder. He made a team of few people who can help him in his mission.
By selling the car he raised Rs23 lakhs and bought 160 oxygen cylinders and took 40 more oxygen cylinders on rent. Thus, he has 200 cylinders and he helps the patients by providing them wherever it is necessary in Mumbai.
He said, “last year I used to get nearly 50 calls inquiring about the cylinder, this year the number has risen to 500 to 600 per day. I am sad to tell you that we could reach only 10 to 20 percent of people”.
So far Shahnawaz has helped over four thousand patients.
When India is making new records each passing day, we need many such Shahnawaz to save the lives of the patients. On Wednesday, the country recorded 3,14,835 patients which is the highest in the world in a day. Among 3,14,835 patients, 2,104 patients lost their lives. So far 1,59,30,965 people have been affected by Covid-19 in India.