Oxygen cylinders have become priceless commodities these days as many COVID patients all over India are in dire need of O2 gas to battle the pandemic. Citizens are coming forward, in these dreadful times, and supplying oxygen cylinders to those in need for free. Since last year, Mohammed Asif Hussain Sohail runs Sakina, an NGO serving people to get oxygen cylinders.
According to Hussain, the demand for oxygen cylinders has shot up drastically in the last 4-5 weeks. To date, he has supplied almost 1,500 oxygen cylinders for free. He claims not to make money as he aims to help people who cannot afford these oxygen cylinders. Hussain says that he received around 32,000 calls for oxygen cylinders in the last 24 hours. People have to send a one-minute video of their oxygen saturation level to the NGO to supply the free oxygen cylinder. Hussain is likewise providing oxygen chambers to Gandhi Hospital and even planning with NGOs in Delhi to help individuals living there.
Humanity First Foundation's Dr. Mohd Sujathullah had provided food last year to migrant workers. This year, like Hussain Sohail, he is also doing his part to help the people who are in desperate need of oxygen. Sujathullah has been buying oxygen cylinders and giving them for free to those in need. After there was a shortage, Sujathulla has been paying double the rate for oxygen cylinders over the last month. A jumbo cylinder that usually costs around `10,000 now is priced at 30,000. The rate of a small cylinder has increased to 10,000 from 5,000, but that hasn't stopped Sujathullah from buying oxygen cylinders and donate it to society.