- Dr Sunil Bissoon is offering his patient's oxygen treatment eveb if they cannot afford it
- He does not believe in selling air to people who cannot breathe
- His kindhearted approach to healthcare has inspired many in South Africa and he is showing people that doctors are not heartless
Dr Sunil Bissoon does not believe that patients should be turned away if they cannot afford the life-saving oxygen treatment.
“I don't have the heart to sell air to the breathless,” said Dr Sunil Bissoon.
He has made it clear that he believes human life is valuable and people's inability to afford to pay for oxygen should not be a reason to turn them away.
Bissoon has been giving patients free oxygen therapy treatments to help them overcome Covid-19 complications according to Highway Mail.
At the moment, Bissoon is offering 45-minute oxygen therapy sessions and his practice is operating with eight oxygen tanks.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that the second and more powerful strain of Covid-19 is taking South Africa by storm. Not only is the country reporting more infections, but there are also more deaths than ever. A young South African doctor recently headed to Twitter to explain just how gruesome it is.
@lora_bunny shared on the micro-blogging app that hospital staff are exhausted from dealing with up to twenty-deaths a day. There is also a severe shortage in beds and other necessary equipment.
"I’m working from 8pm to 8 am again tonight. I’m already dreading what I’ll find. I’m working in the Covid unit today. My colleague who was working there 3 days ago says they had 20 deaths in 1 day. We are tired. Oxygen cylinders running out. No beds. In simple terms, it’s a mess."
In other news, President Cyril Ramaphosa has delivered a virtual State of the World Address to the World Economic Forum on Tuesday.
Ramaphosa revealed the outlook for SA's economic recovery amidst the Covid-19 pandemic and explored the African Union's achievements as its current and outgoing Chairperson.
During his address, Ramaphosa noted that the Coronavirus crisis had deepened inequality:
"We must forge a new path and a new design to a world that is just, peaceful, cohesive, resilient and sustainable."
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