In Bathinda, needy get plasma, O2 cylinders

In Bathinda, needy get plasma, O2 cylinders

NGO members hold an ‘oxygen langar’ in Bathinda. Tribune photo

Bathinda, May 10

At a time when families of Covid-19 patients are running from pillar to post looking for hospitals beds, oxygen cylinders and other services, a city-based NGO, Samarpan Welfare Society — started by a group of friends — have taken it upon themselves to help such hassled families with plasma and oxygen.

NGO president Dravjit Thakur Merry and member Mukesh Kumar Goyal alias Monty coordinate with people in need of plasma. “We help people in arranging and donating plasma and oxygen,” said Merry, who has set an example by donating blood 66 times and plasma seven times.

So far, they have arranged more than 300 plasma donors, helping around 900 patients and by donating blood have helped nearly 9,000 patients.

They have also started distributing oxygen cylinders and are refilling the old ones. They are also helping people to get admitted in hospitals at a time when the city is facing shortage of Level-3 beds.

Samarpan members are also providing free meals daily to the attendants of the Covid patients admitted at private hospitals in Bathinda. — TNS

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