A group of people of Bhopal stepped forward to help a 26-day-old critically ill boy, after they came to know about the shortage of medical oxygen for him on board an express train, in which he was being taken to Delhi from Nagpur for treatment.
Following social media posts stating that oxygen was required for the child throughout the train journey, a group of volunteers arrived at the Bhopal railway station early on Friday morning with oxygen cylinders.
The boy’s parents have expressed gratitude to the people of Bhopal for their generous gesture in rescuing their son, who was diagnosed with a faulty heart valve. “Three cylinders were taken from Bhopal citizens. There are a lot of individuals who are willing to help you out “Nikita Sahare, the child’s mother, stated.
Doctors in Nagpur notified the 25-year-old lady that their lone child needed to be operated on.
The 25 year-old woman said that the doctors in Nagpur told them that their only child needed to be operated upon for the defective heart valve as soon as possible and they were advised to take him to AIIMS, New Delhi.
“Thanks to the help provided by Union minister Nitin Gadkari, who belongs to Nagpur, we immediately got berths in Bilaspur-New Delhi Rajdhani Express (12411) on Thursday. We, along with our baby, embarked on the journey at 8.30 pm, but en route we realised that the stock of medical oxygen cylinders was running short,” she said.
Her husband Pravin Sahare then contacted one of his friends, Khushru Yocha, back in Nagpur, and sought help.
Apart from calling some social organisations in Bhopal, Yocha posted the requirement of oxygen on social media, tagging railway officials, the boy’s family acquaintances said.