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Mumbai man sells his car to provide oxygen cylinders to 250 COVID-19 patients

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In a heart-warming gesture, Shahnawaz Shaikh, a 31-year-old Malad, Mumbai resident running an NGO sold his Ford Endeavour to buy oxygen cylinders to give away to the Covid-19 patients on home quarantine in need. He was using the SUV bought in 2011 as a makeshift ambulance for patients amid the coronavirus-induced lockdown.

On the 28th of May 2020, Shaikh’s business partner’s six month-pregnant sisters succumbed to Covid-19 in an auto-rickshaw outside a hospital, Mumbai Mirror reported. The woman could have been saved had she received oxygen in time.

The woman’s family said that they took her to five different hospitals but they were turned away for the lack of beds or ventilators. She died outside the sixth hospital. It was from his doctor’s friends that he came to know that her life could have been saved had she received timely oxygen.

He has given oxygen cylinders to nearly 250 families of Covid-19 patients since June 5, according to reports. The SUV car, with a customized music system, had been his prized possession and had got a premium number- 007, installed at an additional cost.

He and his friends used social media to spread the word about the availability of oxygen cylinders. They just ask for a doctor’s recommendation before asking those in need to pick it up. However, in cases where the entire families are in quarantine, the volunteers deliver them wearing protective gear.

Honestly, kindness is the only thing that has gotten us this far. Everyone is doing their level best to help out maximum people, from Shahnawaz Shaikh providing oxygen cylinders and Pune auto driver providing food to migrants to actors providing transportation and water, not to forget our daily heroes – cops, who put their lives in danger to protect other people.