16 Years age Chandigarh Boy Raises 7 Lakh Rupees For COVID-19 Patients.
When the second wave of COVID-19 hit our country, it has certainly highlighted much-needed reform in the healthcare sector. People who cry outside hospitals for oxygen cylinders, oxygen concentrators, and beds will be etched in our memory for a long time.
In the midst of all this, people from all walks of life have been coming out to help or contribute to the ongoing battle against the pandemic. Many people reached out and helped those in need of vehicles, ambulances, isolation centers, or organizing oxygen cylinders and concentrators. One of them is Garv Singh Khurana, 16, from Chandigarh, who is helping to get oxygen concentrators for those in urgent need.
The teenager says that while struggling to get oxygen for a relative admitted to Delhi, he realized the magnitude of the crisis. “My relative in Delhi was having Covid and needed oxygen. I was not getting it. I went back to Chandigarh and fixed it, but with a lot of hassle, and then decided to fundraise, “said Garv Singh.
He created an online donation page and has since organized 16 oxygen concentrators.
“We organized a fundraiser more than 10 days ago. Up to 16 oxygen concentrators have been purchased and the goal is to get 100 concentrators. I go and leave concentrators at home for COVID-19 patients as they cannot go out,” he said.
Garv Singh now has a website where he is inundated with similar requests. But now, as the infection has spread to rural areas, it has linked up with public representatives and distributors working in rural areas.