‘Oxygen Man’ Shahnawaz sold his SUV to provide free cylinders

Shahnawaz Sheikh, a resident of Malad, sold his Ford Endeavour SUV to donate oxygen cylinders to hospitals and several corona-infected patients who have been crippled by oxygen crisis in recent days

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The recent oxygen crisis that has gripped the country’s hospitals has crippled the healthcare system and patients are finding it increasingly difficult to avail hospital beds, medicines, and oxygen supply. At such a time, a man from Mumbai is providing free oxygen.

Shahnawaz Sheikh, a resident of Malad, sold his Ford Endeavour SUV to donate oxygen cylinders to hospitals and several corona-infected patients who have been crippled by the oxygen crisis in recent days.

The Malad resident, known as the ‘Oxygen Man’ in his locality, has been working tirelessly to help make the supply of oxygen available to patients through just a phone call. Working with a team, Shahnawaz has also set up a ‘control room’ to streamline the efforts.

After he sold his Ford Endeavor, Sheikh managed to procure as many as 160 oxygen cylinders for the needy. He has helped over 4,000 people so far with free oxygen cylinders. His story has gone viral on the internet and people are appreciating his efforts to help the needy in times of crisis.

Meanwhile, States have called for immediate help from the Centre, and several hospitals have moved the high courts to ensure oxygen supply for their critical patients. Shortage of oxygen supply has caused deaths at many places.

India registered the world's highest single-day spike with 3,32,730 fresh Covid-19 new cases, pushing the overall caseload to 1,62,63,695, according to the data provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday morning.

Meanwhile, 2,263 more people succumbed to the infection, taking the nationwide toll to 1,86,920.

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