Sikh Gurudwara Offers ‘Oxygen Langar’ To COVID Patients

Even as hospitals in Delhi-NCR scramble to find oxygen supplies, a Sikh Gurdwara in Ghaziabad-Indirapuram has started ‘oxygen langar’ to help patients out by filling cylinders for free. The gurdwara’s ‘oxygen langar’ for COVID-19 patients promises to supply oxygen in its premises to patients till the time they don’t find a bed for themselves in the hospital. They have also launched a helpline number for the people to call and book a cylinder, News18 reported.

“We are not giving or refilling oxygen cylinders. We are asking people to come here to the Indirapuram Gurudwara along with the patient in their car and we will provide oxygen to them. Be it two, four, or 8 hours, we will provide oxygen till the time the patient is not getting a bed in the hospital,” said Gurpreet Singh, in a viral video informing people about the initiative.

The Shri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara, Indirapuram along with an NGO, Khalsa Help International, took up the initiative and started administering free oxygen on Thursday evening. By Friday evening, more than 700 patients had visited the ‘langar,’ The Hindu reported.


People from East Delhi, Sahibabad and other parts of Ghaziabad rushed to the gurdwara after they got to know about the facility. “I dialed all helplines numbers that I found on social media but all in vain. My neighbour then told me about the oxygen facility at gurdwara and I rushed here with my husband. I am thankful to the gurdwara committee for providing oxygen support to her husband and other patients,” one woman told The Hindu.

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