Like every other individual trying to help people during this difficult time, these friends from Kota have turned their cars into hospitals where COVID positive patients can get oxygen support immediately.
It is not a lesser-known fact that hospitals in India are dealing with the shortage of oxygen beds and ICU beds with a ventilator. Rajasthan is also facing the same crisis where people are searching for oxygen beds but are not able to find one. In such a situation, five friends from Kota are offering free services to COVID patients by equipping oxygen in their cars.
The 44-year-old Chandesh Guhija, along with his friends Mitra Mandal, Ashish Singh, Bharat Samanani, Ravi Kumar and Aashu Kumar have transformed three cars into “emergency hospitals”.
Chandesh runs a car service centre in Kota. From the past ten days, he and his friends were providing oxygen cylinders to patients free of cost. After realising that they could only help a few patients like that, they decided to fit oxygen in the cars.
The cars are standing at Sai Chowk to help those who are not getting a bed in the hospital easily. Out of the three cars, one is of Chandesh, another is of his brother and one is of his uncle. The cars have gas kits installed inside. Chandesh and his friends are spending 5,000 to 7,000 daily to provide the facility to the people.
The group has made such arrangements in the cars that three patients can get oxygen from one cylinder at a time. However, the friends are struggling hard to get one cylinder. They queue up to get a cylinder at around 7 to 7:30 pm whereas they get the cylinders at midnight.
Despite challenges, the friends are not taking their steps back and trying to help people by also providing ambulance service in two cars.
More power to the group!