Updated: April 25, 2021 4:01:54 pm
Amid SOS calls and messages for oxygen cylinders and concentrations flooding social media platforms, the Shri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara in Ghaziabad’s Indirapuram along with an NGO, Khalsa Help International, has opened this unique langar that promises to supply oxygen in its premises to Covid-19 patients till the time they find a hospital bed or home isolation patients whose saturation levels have dropped significantly.
The Sikh volunteers said they have also launched a helpline number — 9097041313 — for the people to call and book oxygen cylinder. “Till now we’ve been able to save around 200 lives. We request Ghaziabad DM and VK Singh ji to provide us with 25 oxygen cylinders for 12 hours which will to help us save 1000 lives,” one of the gurdwara volunteers told news agency ANI. The gurdwara is also offering testing facilities to people along with also providing medicine .
“We are not giving or refilling oxygen cylinders. We are asking people to come here at the Indirapuram gurdwara along with the patient in their vehicle and we will provide oxygen to them,” said one Gurpreet Singh, in a viral video informing people about the initiative.
“Be it two, four or 8 hours, we will provide oxygen till the time the patient doesn’t get a bed in hospital,” he said, adding their oxygen “sewa” is open to all for 24 hours.
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Long queues of patients and their relatives were spotted on the gurdwara premises as the news about the initiative spread on social media, with many applauding them and many offering their help to the cause.
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God bless them and my heart felt thanks and blessings
— Sudha Bishan Das D (@SudhaBishan) April 24, 2021
God is present everywhere in the form of nice people.
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— Ayush Gaikwad (@AyushGa84622467) April 23, 2021
On a dark night; a spark of hope for humanity. Time for everyone to come together and help in whatever ways they can!
Our thoughts and wishes are with you!
— Kuldeep Dhaliwal (@1Kuldeep2) April 23, 2021
Innovative and an true helping hand during this hard time.
— Abdul Majeed (@AMajeedDXB) April 24, 2021
Waheguru ji di Oxygen, Lokkan di Fateh
Jo bole So Nihal, Oxygen da na Pade akal 🚩 https://t.co/YFqdbgczV0
— पहाड़ी (@_Aastik_) April 24, 2021
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Many gurudwaras across the Delhi-NCR had been offering food to not just people severely hit by the pandemic but also delivering meals to patients.
Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Prabandhan Committee has started a separate ‘langar sewa’ for COVID-19 positive patients across the national capital.
Food is being home-delivered to the patients. pic.twitter.com/XAb716vjHT
— ANI (@ANI) April 22, 2021
India recorded over 3.46 lakh new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours ending 8 am Saturday. The rapid uptick in new cases has taken India’s total infection count to over 1.66 crore. Out of these, over 25.52 lakh cases are currently active while over 1.38 crore people have recovered after testing positive. With 2,624 new fatalities the death toll is now over 1.89 lakh. (Follow Live Updates here)
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