Backed by Red Crescent Society, Mumbai's mosques offer free oxygen cylinders to COVID-19 patients

Mosques in Mumbai and satellite regions such as Mumbra, Mira Road, Kalyan & Bhiwandi are now providing free oxygen cylinders.

Several mosques in Mumbai and other regional suburbs, have come forward to ease the availability of oxygen in wake of the acute resource shortage felt across. To shoulder the responsibility of COVID treatment with the already exhausted medical infrastructure, these mosques are facilitating free oxygen cylinders to needy patients, bringing respite to patients and health officials alike. Backed by the Red Crescent Society, the local mosques in Mumbai, Mumbra, Mira Road, Kalyan and Bhiwandi, are also providing home kits to easily set up home support for critical patients.


Mosques aiding the medical framework

Several COVID patients are not seeking treatment at hospitals and are rather opting for home treatment. In critical cases, it becomes essential to set up oxygen support at home. Consequently, with the rising caseload, there is a rise in the oxygen demand which has highlighted as an acute shortage, across the Mumbai metropolis and satellite region. However, local mosques are now bridging this gap and are providing oxygen to people, irrespective of religion, caste or creed.

The entire drive has been backed by the Red Crescent Society, which has united several people to put up a strong fight against coronavirus. Though they might not be able to meet all the needs, they are committed to the cause, until resources allow. Activist Dr. Azimuddin, who is volunteering for the arrangement of oxygen as an arm of this programme, said that so far about 1,000 cylinders have been distributed. People who are in need of oxygen cylinders can reach out to them at +91 7678061384.

While the queues are only rising outside hospitals and care centres, these alternative means are driving the recovery wheel in Mumbai and across, instilling hope among the people. The medical infrastructure is at its seems with doctors and staff are frantically working to treat Covid-19 patients and the influx of new cases each day only mounts the trouble.

As of April 21, Mumbai reported about 7654 new cases, pushing the total tally to 6,01,713 infection. The active caseload here stands at 83,450 patients as recovery dips lower to 81.1%. So far, 5,04,466 recoveries and 12,508 deaths have also been recorded here.


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