THD NewsDesk, New Delhi: On his 52nd birthday on 16th August, the Chief Minister of New Delhi made an appeal to his party workers and supporters to send as many oximeters as they can instead of gifts to him.
The volunteers of his party, AAP started a twitter trend to send oximeters as gifts on his birthday.
“Already received commitments of 30,000 oximeters. I’m overwhelmed. We Will now set up “Oxygen Jaanch Kendra” in 30,000 villages. Commitments still pouring in. will help set it up in more villages. Thank you, donors. We will train village youth and give them oximeters to set up Oxy Kendras.”
In another tweet the following day, he further said,
“This will help us in saving lives by detecting a drop in oxygen levels in time.”
Kejriwal called pulse oximeters as “Suraksha Kavach” and tweeted on 12th July,
“Delhi has been able to minimize deaths of Corona patients in home isolation thru this Suraksha Kavach called a pulse oximeter. If patients detect their oxygen is falling they reach out to us for help. We immediately send oxygen concentrators to their home or take them to a hospital.”
Just a day before his birthday, on the occasion of the 74th Independence Day of India, Arvind Kejriwal remarked in a video conference with the workers and members of the Aam Aadmi Party, “There is a lack of hospitals and doctors in villages. It is easier to find doctors and hospitals in cities but if the virus spreads in villages, it will prove to be very fearful.”
“We are planning to give an oximeter to one person in every village across the country. The person will have the responsibility of the village. In the village, pamphlets will be distributed and if anyone has fever or breathing issues, then this person will take the oximeter to his house. If the oxygen levels are less, then the person can be taken to a hospital,” Mr. Kejriwal also remarked.
COVID- 19 patients who were being treated at home were provided with pulse oximeter by the Delhi Government.