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COVID-19: Jharkhand man drives 1,400 Kms with oxygen cylinder for his friend

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India is battling a severe health crisis that has people struggling to find ways to save their loved ones affected by the deadly virus. The massive spike in COVID-19 cases has seen hospitals increase their capacity.

With a growing shortage of medical oxygen, hospital beds and the anti-viral drug Remdesivir being used in the treatment of the coronavirus, the health care system can barely cope with the increasing caseload.

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With an increasing shortage of medical oxygen, hospital beds and the anti-viral drug Remdesivir being used in the treatment of the coronavirus, the health care system is barely able to cope with the increasing caseload.

But in the midst of such difficult times, people are trying hard to save those who are close to them. That’s what a man from the Bokaro district of Jharkhand did.

He drove to Noida in the National Capital Region, covering a distance of 1,400 km in about 24 hours, to bring medical oxygen to his friend who had contracted COVID-19.

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Devendra, a teacher by profession, left for Noida in his car on Sunday around 1.30pm after he learned that his friend Ranjan Aggarwal, who works with an IT company in Delhi, was struggling with low oxygen levels.

According to the Times of India, doctors in Noida have told her family that they have to administer oxygen by themselves as the hospital is facing a severe shortage.

This caused Rajendra’s parents to contact Devendra for help. He immediately went to several oxygen factories and suppliers in Bokaro, but they refused to give him oxygen unless he came with an empty tube.

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Davendra took help from one of his friends and approached the operator of Jharkhand Steel Oxygen in the Balidih Industrial area, where technicians agreed to give him a full cylinder if he paid the deposit. He then went to Noida with oxygen.

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