Last month has been incredibly challenging. One of our team members, Nishant, lost his father to coronavirus. His father was a doctor, who was dedicatedly treating and attending to COVID-19 patients to ensure that they return to their families after winning the battle against this deadly disease.
Doctors in India are considered no less than a God, and Nishant`s father was no exception. However, the gravity of the crumbling healthcare system stuck all of us, when his father who worked devotedly to treat the COVID-19 patients in the hospital, day in day out, was left grappling for his last breaths due to the shortage of oxygen beds and the ambulance was not available.
A doctor, who was ensuring the health of patients, lost his life because of a lack of medical emergencies.
The incident was heart-wrenching. The stats and figures themselves were horrifying. Around 23 crores of new COVID cases and around 2.5 lacs deaths have been reported in India. In Delhi, alone 12.9 Lacs covid cases were registered, and around 18,739 deaths were reported in the past few days.
It compelled me to think about the condition of patients who were turned away by the hospitals, and lost their lives due to lack of medical treatment on time. While in government hospitals, there is a shortage of beds; in private hospitals, the treatment is quite expensive. Not to mention the shortage of oxygen supply that has brought the nation to its knees.
Finding hope in the darkness is not easy. With so many personal losses, the world loses its meaning. However, I could have either just sit helplessly, blaming the government and be a mere spectator or step up and do something to help save lives.
I chose the latter one and have taken an initiative with ISKCON to come forward to help and support our people, and country in this crisis. Within 4 days, with the help of my Bada Business team and ISKCON, we have set up a free Covid care Center facility in Dwarka. There are not enough words to express my gratitude for the commendable work done by my BB team and ISKCON, who immediately sprang into action.
This free COVID Care facility in Dwarka is equipped with 200 oxygen beds, 10 doctors, 20 nurses, 30 paramedics, along 40 volunteers from our organization. We are also providing nutritious meals to every patient for a speedy recovery, and everyone who is working tirelessly to ensure their comfort and well-being.
To continue the services of our free Covid Care facility for the next six months, we will require funds. And to ensure that every COVID patient receives the best of the medical care and facility, we are organizing a Fundraising Event- I Am Oxygen Man on the 16th of May, from 04:00 PM onwards.
This event will witness the presence of many renowned and popular celebrities like Kailash Kher, Sonu Nigam, Daler Mehendi, Shankar Mahadevan, Mika Singh, Sunil Grover, Boman Irani, Sanjeev Kapoor, Shaan, Ritesh Agarwal, Raju Shrivastav, Acharya Balkrishnan, Hema Malini and many more.
#IamOxygenMan- Our Objective
‘I Am Oxygen Man’ may give you an idea behind our event. But, it is not just limited to that. We want to encourage people to come together and generously lend their helping hand to help those who are suffering in this crisis.
Anyone who lends a helping hand towards anybody who needs help is ‘Oxygen Man’. Gone are the days when heroes like Shaktiman, Superman, Ironman, and Batman were considered to heroes. Where these heroes are fictitious; ‘Oxygen Man’ is a real-life hero that resides in each one of us.
We need your support and contribution. Together, we are unstoppable in the fight against COVID-19.
The #IamOxygenMan is not just an event, it`s a movement! It gives us all a chance to unite and make a difference in someone`s life with our generosity.
Join us in our movement to save lives. Every donation to this fund will help us save a life.
Your support means the world to us!
To Donate in This Noble Cause, click here: https://iskcondwarka.org/iskcon-covid-care-center/index.php
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P.S: Be a #IamOxygenMan by sharing information about Free ISKCON COVID Care Facility to as many people as you can, so that it reaches out to people at the right time.
Address of the Facility – DDU College, Sector 13, Phase-1, Dwarka, Delhi.
Contact no- +91 9717544495