Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): It is a common practice at our home to tilt our domestic gas cylinders when gas exhausts. A similar practice was adopted by drivers of oxygen tankers that delivered extra oxygen that was equal to the amount used for three days in a newborn care unit.
The incident happened in Khandwa district on Monday night when tanker reached district hospital to deliver oxygen. Once the gas was taken out from the tanker, drivers Jaswinder Singh and Sukhchain Singh asked officials present their to bring some bricks.
Surprised officials asked the reason and they replied that if you bring bricks we can give about 10% of more oxygen from the tanker. They placed the bricks under front tyres of tanker and tilted the tanker. This simple process gave Khandwa district hospital extra oxygen that was enough for three days for children’s unit.
“We do it at our homes. Same practice was used with the tanker. We used wooden blocks to raise the truck by about 9 inches. This helped in releasing the remaining gas from the tanker,” said the driver duo.
Not only the Khandwa district collector was impressed with street smart drivers but even chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan tweeted to appreciate their efforts. This technique can now be used by most drivers of oxygen tankers, especially when each drop matters.