Many mosques across Mumbai offer free oxygen cylinders to COVID-19 patients in an effort to aid the fight against COVID-19 virus.
Oxygen cylinders are being supplied through several mosques in Mumbai such as Mumbra, Mira Road, Kalyan and Bhiwandi through a service started by the NGO Red Crescent Society of India.
“Since not all covid-19 patients have access to hospital beds and many are being treated at home, we decided to provide oxygen to those in need,” he said. These people, regardless of their religion or caste, are being provided free oxygen. This is a united fight against the Corona, ” said Arshad Siddiqui, President of the Red Crescent Society of India.
Demand is growing and their NGO may not be able to meet it, Siddiqui said. Asked why he had chosen to participate in the work, he said the mosque should not be used for prayers only five times a day.
“This is the house of God, a holy place, and we think a good work should start from a holy place. We are getting requests from all communities, ” said Siddiqui. His NGO had earlier come forward to help earthquake victims in the tsunami and refugee camps of the Rohingya in Bangladesh.
Volunteers in the oxygen system for patients undergoing treatment at home, Drs. “A thousand cylinders have been distributed so far. Many people are dying due to lack of oxygen in time.
“I have seen patients being sent back to different hospitals due to lack of oxygen. Adequate supply of oxygen can save many lives ,“ Azimuddin said .
If the factory could not stop the supply, more mosques would be added to the project, he said. Azimuddin said.
Hospitals are being given priority to supply oxygen. But it is also important that oxygen is made available to NGOs working to alleviate people’s suffering.