Bengaluru: Oxygen on wheel has been started in Karnataka's capital Bengaluru amid ongoing oxygen shortageacross the country. A bus carrying people to Bengaluru has become a lifeline for people during lockdown. An oxygen bus has been arranged in which 8 patients can be given oxygen simultaneously.
Foundation of India has teamed up with Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) bus to launch Oxygen on Wheel. The bus is fitted with 5 oxygen concentraters and 4 cylinders, which can give oxygen to 8 people simultaneously. It will be further extended in the coming days and kept outside each hospital. So that no patient loses his life waiting for oxygen. These will simply be parked outside hospitals where Covid-19 has the highest number of patients.
One such case has come to light, a patient's family went around hospitals demanding oxygen for their father. But after no help, he came to know about this oxygen on wheel. After which they are being attended by giving oxygen in the bus.