The Gurdwaras in New Delhi and surrounding areas have developed ‘oxygen langar’ to provide free air to patients in need.
Oxygen deficiency has led to the deterioration of coronavirus in India, with hospitals being forced to rehabilitate patients in their families struggling to repair oxygen cylinders for their loved ones to help them at home.
India’s social media has a lot of stories of people dying from malnutrition, which is being sold at a lower price in black markets while the cylinder is being sold at a price three times the price.
In that case, at least two gurdwaras or Sikh temples in the city and capital of New Delhi, have developed “oxygen langar” to provide free air to needed COVID-19 patients.
Oxygen support is especially important for coronavirus patients with hypoxaemia when blood levels in the blood are very low.
Gurdwara in India’s Greater Kailash region is supplying fresh air, India reports.
Another Gurdwara in Ghaziabad outside New Delhi has set up an indoor facility where about 80 people can take in air at one time.
The gurdwaras have also set up facilities to help people with shortness of breath and other medical problems.
Sikh temples in the city and other parts of India have also developed ways to provide free food to people living with COVID-19.
🚨 Gurdwara Singh Sabha, Lajpat Nagar 1, Delhi, will start refilling the Oxygen cylinders at 11:30 pm tonight. Please share with those who want to be added.
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– Officials of DP Singh (@MajDPSingh) April 29, 2021
India on Friday sent another recording daily climbs in cases of coronavirus, with 386,452 new infections while deaths from COVID-19 jumps and 3,498 in the last 24 hours, according to a study by the Ministry of Health.
However, medical experts believe that the actual number of COVID-19 in the world’s second-largest population may be five to ten times that number.
India’s air pollution crisis is expected to subside in mid-May, the company’s chief executive told Reuters news agency, with output rising by 25% and construction ready to address the growing number of people in need.
A worker was killed and two others injured when another oxygen exploded when they refilled fuel at the Panki Oxygen factory in Kanpur in northern India in Uttar Pradesh early on Friday, local police told Reuters.
This comes just one week after at least 22 patients died at a state hospital in western India’s Maharashtra with their breath exhausted after exiting a tank.
Meanwhile, international aid is beginning to arrive in India as it struggles to cope with what it says is a humanitarian crisis.
The first U.S. aircraft carrying cylinders, regulators, speed probes, N95 masks and landing oximeters arrived in the Indian capital on Friday.
The United Kingdom, Germany, and Russia are also sending emergency supplies.