Free Oxygen Drive-Throughs Are Popping Up in India’s Sikh Temples
….India continues to break its own record of the country worst-impacted by COVID-19. As the government tracked more than 414,000 people infected and 3,923 lives taken by the virus in the last 24 hours, outside the Sikh temple Damdama scores of vehicles, including cars, rickshaws, and two-wheelers lined up to receive oxygen….
Devender Singh said he does not put his hope in the government. “The government is wasting money and resources on elections and things like the Indian Cricket League. They don’t know how many people are dying…. It’s devastating,” Devender Singh said….
Mohammad Shahnawaz was waiting in a rickshaw for oxygen for his brother Mohammad Aijaz. “We went to three hospitals but they all turned us away and now we came here. These people are doing a great service to humanity…. We have a useless government,” Shahnawaz said…. The last week, the gurdwaras provided oxygen to about 100 people a day….