Charity foundation "Connect the Dots" is providing oxygen cylinders for free to patients infected with the novel Coronavirus in Chattogram.
The organisation launched the service with a total of 20 cylinders to alleviate the oxygen crisis in the treatment of patients amid the growing number of Covid-19 cases in the port city.
When a section of unscrupulous traders hiked the prices of oxygen cylinders amid high demand, Connect the Dots started providing it for free.
Riad who recently recovered from the Covid-19 said after being infected with the deadly virus, he suddenly started having breathing problems in the last week. Then, he called Connect the Dots and a volunteer delivered the oxygen cylinder at 11:30pm. Later, he returned the cylinder after getting recovered.
Rifat, a volunteer of the organization, said the organisation has, so far, assisted 16 patients with oxygen cylinders. However, one of them has died.
Roksana Shahriar, co-founder of Connect the Dots, said, "We have 20 cylinders ready and in a few days four to five oxygen concentrators will be collected."
To get the service, one of the guarantors of the patient has to submit a copy of his ID card, she added.
Roksana also said they maintain a roster to keep a record that cylinders are going to which patients, when those are coming back, are being refilled later or being delivered to new patients.