A few days ago, I read an appeal on Twitter that stressed that the government is not going to help us in the fight against Covid, and hence, it is of utmost importance that we help each other.
And helping each other we are. From desperate calls to assist those in need to preparing meals to going beyond the call of duty - people are standing with the ones facing crisis and this unity may be the one good takeaway from this apocalyptic scenario we have found ourselves in. Here are instances of the same.
1. When a Gurudwara in Delhi decided to deliver free food to Covid patients who live away from home.
2. When mosque committees in Mumbai started providing free oxygen cylinders to covid patients to help healthcare workers.
Mosques offer free oxygen cylinders in Mumbai Metropolitan Region https://t.co/evdqaOaDVe— TOI Mumbai (@TOIMumbai) April 19, 2021
3. When Delhi police came to the rescue of an 80-year-old and got him admitted to a hospital after an appeal from his daughter who couldn't be there for him.
In a grim reminder of how serious the situation is, the said man had left a note outside his house, saying that his body should be handed over to the police, kin the event of his demise. Constable Rajuram then offered his help and stayed with the man, risking his own life, till all the procedures were done.
4. When the Delhi police helped a hospital by providing 20 oxygen cylinders. They had oxygen enough for only an hour at the time.
Receiving #OxygenShortage emergency call from Mansa Ram Hospital that #Oxygen stock for 35 #covid patients won't last more than an hour, Outer district PS NihalVihar team rushed out & arranged 20 Oxygen cylinders from an oxygen facility in Bawana.#DilKiPolice #WeCareForYou pic.twitter.com/MwQYJ1YZ5y— #DilKiPolice Delhi Police (@DelhiPolice) April 18, 2021
5. When Muslims cremated the bodies of 60 Hindus amidst the rising crisis.
Saddam Qurashi & Danish Siddiqui from Bhopal have cremated nearly 60 bodies of #Hindus who died of #Covid.— Kashif Kakvi (@KashifKakvi) April 17, 2021
When kin refused to touch bodies, duo cremate it. "Dharm se uper insaniyay aur desh hai," they said.@vinodkapri @zoo_bear @digvijaya_28 @abhisar_sharma @sharmasupriya pic.twitter.com/bJ5UrhFv4f
6. When thousands of people came forward to help covid patients by providing meals to their doorsteps. You can access the list of 30, here.
@ covid patients: If you are in south Delhi and living on your own and need food please ping me.— Karnika (@KarnikaKohli) April 18, 2021
Nothing fancy but I will make dal chawal and sabzi for you and get it to your place.
You just take rest, quarantine and get well soon.
7. When a civil contractor from Rajasthan broke his Ramdan fast to donate plasma for two women who had contracted the virus.
Humanity above all!— Masood Ahmed (@ahmed_masood12) April 16, 2021
Aqeel Mansoori, a civil contractor from Rajasthan, broke his fast to donate plasma to two women suffering from COVID-19. May Allah bless him!
"Whoever saves a life, it is as though he has saved all mankind.” ~ Surah Al-Ma'idah 5:32#Ramzan pic.twitter.com/pSjctcIVaS
8. When two Gujarat doctors went above and beyond their call of duty to return to work just a few hours after creating their mothers.
Dr Shilpa Patel and Dr Rahul Parmar— Chandra R. Srikanth (@chandrarsrikant) April 18, 2021
No words 🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/HjTeRLjbqB
9. When a man named Gaurav Rai decided to take it upon himself to provide and install oxygen cylinders at homes of people suffering from Covid-19. He has saved 950 lives at this point.
This unbelievable story is that of a man who himself was suffering from the disease last year and struggled to breathe. He couldn't even find a bed, but somehow and luckily enough, survived.
From that point on, he has been providing oxygen to people free of cost, and has not taken a single day off.
Gaurav Rai, who himself was a Covid patient last year gasping for oxygen, is a man who has so far saved the lives of more than 950 Corona patients by providing them with oxygen cylinders at their homes free of cost.— News18.com (@news18dotcom) April 20, 2021
Reports @prabhakarjourno https://t.co/LEt64euwfi
10. When a social activist named Sharada Kerkar asked fellow Goans that she will go around and get ration for them, in case they are suffering from covid and can't step out.