With the money he got after selling his Ford Endeavor, Shahnawaz bought 160 oxygen cylinders to provide to the needy.
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Mumbai: At a time when the country is facing an acute shortage of oxygen at this time of coronavirus crisis and patients are dying due to lack of it in hospitals, a good Samaritan who lives in Malad, Mumbai, has become a messiah for the people in the locality. Popularly known as ‘Oxygen Man’, Shahnawaz Sheikh is working in the locality to deliver oxygen to patients on a phone call. His team has also set up a ‘control room’ so that people do not have problems in receiving oxygen at this time of crisis. Also Read – Humanity is Still Alive: Railways Hero Mayur Shelke Who Saved a 6-Year-Old Child Donates Half of Reward Money For His Education
Passionate about helping patients at this critical time, Shahnawaz said he has sold his Rs 22 lakh SUV a few days ago to help the people in the locality. With the money he got after selling his Ford Endeavor, Shahnawaz bought 160 oxygen cylinders to provide to the needy. Shahnawaz said that last year he had run out of money while helping the poor so he had to sell his car. Also Read – 13 COVID Patients Dead After Fire at Vijay Vallabh Hospital in Mumbai’s Virar; CM Thackeray Orders Probe
Speaking to a news daily, Shahnawaz said last year, his friend’s wife died in an auto-rickshaw due to lack of oxygen and after which he decided to work as an oxygen supply agent for patients in Mumbai. To provide timely help to the people, Shahnawaz has also issued a helpline number and has set up a control room. Also Read – Coronavirus in India April 22, 2021 Updates
Shahnawaz further said that the condition this time in comparison to last year is not the same and this January, he received 50 calls for oxygen, and at present 500 to 600 phone calls are coming every day.
His team members, who have helped more than 4000 people, explain to the patients how to use the cylinders. After use, most of the patients deliver empty cylinders to their control rooms. According to Shahnawaz, they have reached out to more than 4000 people since last year.