"Pyare Khan" A hero for COVID Patients in India.
Not All Heroes wear capes, Pyare Khan from Nagpur proved that by Spending Rs 85 Lakh to Provide Oxygen to Covid Hospitals, Calls it “Oxygen Zakat”.
Hospitals in India are running dangerously low on oxygen, causing panic among medical workers and raising fears that the country’s death toll from Covid-19 will rise sharply as a surge of infections overwhelms health services and funeral sites.
In this difficult time, A self-made billionaire Pyare Khan comes forward to help out people by providing oxygen, he spent Rs 85 Lakh to make sure that 400 metric tonnes of medical liquid oxygen reach government hospitals in and around Nagpur at a time when the whole country is facing a shortage of oxygen and a surge in Covid-19 infections. He is a son of a small grocer from the slums of Tajbagh, Khan started by selling oranges outside Nagpur railway station in 1995 and now owns a company worth Rs 400 crore.
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The Nagpur administration has offered to pay him for oxygen transportation, however, Khan refused it saying the expenditure was his duty-bound ‘Zakat’ during the holy month of Ramzan and calls it Oxygen Zakat.
Pyare Khan has paid 3 times more to hire two cryogenic gas tankers from Bengaluru. As the demand for oxygen increased, the prices of oxygen tanks also increase. Pyare Khan paid 14 Lakh more than the market price for the tankers.
Pyare Khan's act of kindness includes 116 oxygen concentrators, which he aims to donate to AIIMS, Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), and Indira Gandhi Government Medical College & Hospital (IGCMCH) in Nagpur.