An “oxygen langar” has been arrange at a gurdwara in Ghaziabad’s Indirapuram that may be availed freed from price by Covid-19 sufferers who want it. Arrange by non-profit Khalsa Assist Worldwide within the gurdwara premises, the service runs 24×7 and might cater to about 80 folks at a time.
Gurpreet Singh Rummy (42), founding father of the non-profit and president of the gurdwara committee, mentioned they aren’t providing oxygen cylinder refilling or take-away at current, and sufferers might want to come to the gurdwara to avail the service.
“We began offering this service about eight days in the past to assist sufferers who want oxygen and usually are not capable of finding it wherever. Now we have arrange a tent in a 500-metre space within the gurdwara premises for sufferers and have a pipeline connecting to two-three massive oxygen cylinders,” he mentioned.
About 25 beds have been arrange the place sufferers can relaxation and stabilise their oxygen ranges. For many who usually are not capable of enter the premises, volunteers carry oxygen cylinders to their automobiles.
“When a affected person is available in, we examine their oxygen degree by an oximeter and instantly get them arrange on a mattress. Now we have folks coming in from so far as Kanpur and Ludhiana right here,” he mentioned.
The NGO is getting their oxygen provide from locations in Punjab, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand, with volunteers travelling there to gather the canisters, mentioned Rummy. He added that about 150 volunteers are offering assist on the langar.
Their capability can be enhanced within the coming days to cater to about 100 sufferers at a time, mentioned Rummy. Over the past eight days, about 4,000 folks have come to the langar to get oxygen, he added.
“Individuals can keep right here so long as they like till their oxygen degree is secure and they’re match to journey to discover a hospital mattress. If after leaving from right here their oxygen degree dips once more, they’ll return and we’ll assist them,” mentioned Rummy.
He added that the majority volunteers are working lengthy hours with little sleep on the gurdwara. “Lots of my relations have examined constructive, together with my sons, however I’m nonetheless right here 24×7 as a result of I wish to assist folks and can proceed to do it,” mentioned Rummy.