This man sold his car to help India’s Covid patients breathe
.Shahnawaz Shaikh…. founded its Ray of Hope initiative to give free oxygen to coronavirus patients. Shaikh spent $2,000 of his own money to buy 30 oxygen cylinders and offered them for free to anybody in need, spreading the open call through social media and friends….
Encouraged by his initial success, Shaikh decided to raise his capacity – but his funds were running dry. That month, to meet the rising demand for more cylinders, he sold his Ford Endeavour SUV. Bought for the equivalent of $30,000, Shaikh accepted around $12,000 for the car. The money allowed him to buy another 160 oxygen cylinders….
Shaikh said he “does not want to play the blame game,” but believes the Indian government should have anticipated the second wave. He also thinks people let their guard down. “Between the first and the second wave, if the (central) government wanted it could have prepared by raising the number of beds, ventilators, upping our liquid oxygen production….