Our country is struggling with unprecedented times. While many are struggling to save their loved ones, there are many strangers who are coming forward to support them. But, it is a matter of shame that some are still using these tough times to divide people and shame those who are stepping out of their comfort zone to help vulnerable souls.
Recently, Sushmita Sen came forward to support a small Delhi hospital with an oxygen cylinder. Rather than applauding her gesture, a troller blamed and shamed her for this gesture.
So What Happened?
A few days ago, Sunil Saggar’s video from Shanti Mukand Hospital went viral. In this heartbreaking video, a teary-eyed Sunil stressed that the hospital was running out of oxygen. And, they had no other choice but to discharge the patients.
#WATCH | Sunil Saggar, CEO, Shanti Mukand Hospital, Delhi breaks down as he speaks about Oxygen crisis at hospital. Says “…We’re hardly left with any oxygen. We’ve requested doctors to discharge patients, whoever can be discharged…It (Oxygen) may last for 2 hrs or something.” pic.twitter.com/U7IDvW4tMG— ANI (@ANI) April 22, 2021
When Sushmita Sen came across this heart-wrenching video, she decided to help the hospital out by arranging the oxygen cylinders. And, she succeeded too.
But sadly, she couldn’t arrange a way to get them transported to Delhi from Maharashtra. Hence, she took to Twitter and asked people for help.
This is deeply heart breaking…oxygen crisis is everywhere. I have managed to organise a few oxygen cylinders for this hospital but have no way to transport it to Delhi from Mumbai…please help me find a way???? https://t.co/p8RWuVQMrO— sushmita sen (@thesushmitasen) April 22, 2021
While there were many who came forward to offer help, there was one person who showed us how some people are forgetting their humanity during these tough times. Responding to Sushmita’s request, this man asked Sushmita why she was sending oxygen to Delhi when Mumbai itself was facing a crisis.
If Oxygen Crisis is everywhere why are you sending it to Delhi instead of giving it to some similar hospital in Mumbai.— Hemant (@HemantVIIII) April 22, 2021
To which the actor replied:
Because mumbai still has oxygen cylinders available, that’s how I found it. Delhi needs it, especially these smaller hospitals, so help if you can.— sushmita sen (@thesushmitasen) April 22, 2021
Meanwhile, many others came forward to support Sushmita on her decision.
Sir, no need of trolling people if you are not able to help during the tough time. If you have sufficient info to help people please do share. It woukd be so kind gesture.— Jaydeep Bose (@jdksom152) April 24, 2021
#I think it’s high time to consider our whole country and not by state or place. Miss Sen you have taken the best decision. https://t.co/yb0EdM7Sua— Sourendra K Basu (@sourenspeaks) April 24, 2021
How does it matter where the oxygen is going. Humans have to saved. Atleast as we know Delhi is in India @hemantVIII— DIVYA B. JOKHAKAR (@DIVYAJ1988) April 23, 2021
Anyhow, she has now figured a way to get the cylinders transported, a piece of news she shared herself.
A super happy update!!!???? Thanks to the help from our Twitter friend @shweta_jerry the oxygen cylinders are finally enroute to Delhi Hospital from Mumbai!! Shweta & her colleague went out of their way to make this possible overnight! ???? Deeply grateful ????????— sushmita sen (@thesushmitasen) April 23, 2021
We must mention, here, that the hospital had arranged for oxygen in the meanwhile.
These are the challenging times. The only thing that we can do as humans is to stand together against the pandemic. We are so proud of Sushmita Sen for rising to the occasion and keeping humanity as her top priority.