Like any other state of India, Tamil Nadu is also one of those states which is suffering from a rise in the number of covid cases day by day. When a person is affected by the virus each person has different symptoms and side-effects of the virus and alongside the medical needs are also different for various people. One of the most important medical needs is oxygen which has to be provided artificially through oxygen cylinders or oxygen concentrators.
Patients are losing their lives without beds and no proper medication on time in many cities all over India. When Tamil Nadu was also going through a similar situation, people came forward with different initiatives.
Jain International Trade Organisation in association with Greater Chennai Corporation initiated the plan of ‘Oxygen on wheels’ in Tamil Nadu where they will be providing oxygen through oxygen cylinders and oxygen concentrators in school buses. The initiative is basically for those patients who will be waiting outside the hospitals in the ambulances. In one bus they have made arrangements to accommodate 6 patients at once keeping in mind the rules and regulations of covid. Oxygen on wheels will provide temporary relief to the patients till they get admitted in the hospitals. This facility will be provided in front of various hospitals 24/7. The frontline warriors are working at their best to save people but Oxygen on wheels is just a temporary oxygen support to the patients.
The organisers stated that patients who come in the ambulance to get admitted in the hospital have to wait outside for a while and sometimes their oxygen levels may drop during that time and everyone feels too helpless to do anything. So this initiative will provide temporary relief till the actual treatment will start. They started this initiative in the school buses as they are not used for time being since schools are shut and they tried being resourceful in the time of crisis.