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‘We Need A Place To Serve’: As India’s COVID-19 Cases Spiral, Faith Groups Step Up

April 29, 2021

Volunteers from a gurdwara, a Sikh house of worship, prepare oxygen cylinders for patients in New Delhi on April 24, 2021. India’s medical oxygen shortage has become so dire that this gurdwara began offering free breathing sessions with shared tanks to COVID-19 patients waiting for a hospital bed. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

Volunteers from a gurdwara, a Sikh house of worship, prepare oxygen cylinders for patients in New Delhi on April 24, 2021. India’s medical oxygen shortage has become so dire that this gurdwara began offering free breathing sessions with shared tanks to COVID-19 patients waiting for a hospital bed. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

Volunteers with the Students Islamic Organization of India operate a 24-hour help line to connect patients across India with scarce resources, such as oxygen and plasma, in Delhi, India. Photo courtesy of Students Islamic Organization of India

Volunteers with the Students Islamic Organization of India operate a 24-hour help line to connect patients across India with scarce resources, such as oxygen and plasma, in Delhi, India. Photo courtesy of Students Islamic Organization of India

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