Madhya Pradesh: A puncture wallah in Sheopur breathes life into Covid patients
BHOPAL: A 60-year-old man running a puncture (tyre vulcanization) shop in Sheopur district bordering Rajasthan breathed life into several Covid-19 patients by supplying Oxygen to critical patients.
The puncture wallah, Riyaz Mohammad, collected more than 90 Oxygen cylinders and supplied them to the district administration to be used for Covid patients.
“While running a puncture shop, I am also been doing a small business of supplying oxygen cylinders,” Riyaz told TOI. He said that he also had an idea about the people who used cylinder, especially those in fabrication trade. He involved them and sought cylinders from them.
“I started collecting oxygen cylinders and passed on about 90 to the district administration,” he said.
The district collector Sheopur, Rakesh Shrivastava said, “Riyaz turned out to be of great help. We have been using these cylinders to transport Oxygen from Gwalior and Malanpur industrial area of Bhind.”
He said that the cylinders were also supplied by some other businesspeople who were running stone crushers. The cylinders supplied by Riyaz were handed over to the district hospital and other health facilities of the tribal-dominated district.
Riyaz said, “Whay I know is that I have been able to help out some people struggling for breath. I just tried to contribute my bit.”