Pascal Saldhanha, 55, and his household have been performing a unprecedented service through the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic in India. The Saldhanha household has thus far given free oxygen cylinders to greater than 200 sufferers.
Shabana Malik, who acquired a free oxygen cylinder from Saldhanha household, mentioned, “My husband had got Covid last month. He needed an oxygen cylinder for 12 days. Then, Mr Saldhanha came to our rescue. He gave an oxygen cylinder to us for free for all those days. He also helped with ration and medicines.”
Five years in the past, Pascal Saldhanha’s spouse Rosy had suffered kidney failure. This was adopted by her struggling a coma, dialysis and even mind haemorrhage. An oxygen cylinder needed to be stored in the home in any respect time for her.
When the principal of the college in Mumbai’s Malvani, the place Shabana Malik teaches, requested Mr Saldhanha for assist, he and his spouse provided their cylinder straight away.
Ms Saldhanha went one step additional.
“After giving one oxygen cylinder, it struck my wife that many patients of Covid are struggling to avail this basic necessity. My wife said she had some jewellery which they can sell and get money and start this initiative of providing people in need – free oxygen cylinders. I got Rs. 80,000 by selling the jewellery from which we then purchased seven oxygen cylinders and started helping people,” mentioned Pascal Saldhanha, who began the marketing campaign “Free Oxygen Cylinder”.
Seeing Pascal Saldhanha and Rosy Saldhanha, their youthful son Salome additionally determined to do his bit to assist individuals.
“I started helping with the same requests through Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram. When they used to reach me, I used to tell them that Aadhaar card and doctor’s letterhead are needed. Then we used to prepare a team and deliver oxygen cylinders at the doorstep of such people. Till now, we have helped 200 to 250 people,” Salome Saldhanha mentioned.
It is not simply oxygen, the Saldhanhas have additionally donated two tonnes of pulses and grains to assist individuals of their space who have been struggling for meals. What started as a service with seven cylinders in March has now grow to be a marketing campaign. The extraordinary generosity of the Saldhanha household proves that not all heroes put on capes.
As a part of the Lottoland Aaj Ka Sitara sequence, we characteristic strange residents and their extraordinary actions. Lottoland will assist Saldhanha household’s trigger with a money incentive of Rs. 1 lakh.