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Ahmedabad: Son lost job in Covid, 73-yr-old back at oxygen unit work to feed family, save lives | Ahmedabad News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: Jivraj Pattani, 73, is the oldest ‘employee’ at an oxygen bottling plant close to CTM – and why not, he has labored in the sphere for half a century, noticed expertise change and in addition landmark occasions starting from Navnirman motion of 1974 to 2001 earthquake in the town.
“But this is the most difficult time we are living in – everyone thought that a year’s suffering is enough, but the pandemic has tightened its deadly grip, showing no signs of relenting anytime soon,” says Pattani whereas filling up a 500-litre oxygen cylinder.
After working for about half a century, he retired at 60. After 13 years of retirement, the pandemic has develop into the explanation for Pattani’s return to his area.
“My son is MA, but he lost his job in the first wave during the lockdown. As we have seven persons to feed, I again approached my acquaintances in the field and landed the job,” he says, including that he fills up about 400-450 cylinders a day. “The work has surely increased, with long queues outside the filling stations. We are doing our best to cater to the hospitals and individuals so that no one dies due to want of oxygen.”
Pattani got here to the sphere thanks to his brother who was working with a nationalized oil firm’s oxygen manufacturing unit. “I started work in the early 1970s – the work was different then, and so was technology. This time around, it’s faster with a fully mechanized process. Sometimes it gets tiring, but I know that each cylinder I am sending out is saving someone’s life. It’s our job to do our bit in these testing times,” he says.
His sister had bought contaminated with Covid-19, however she survived the scare after turning important. “Everyday we hear someone in our vicinity either testing positive or reporting their nears and dears dead. The past one year has turned me towards spirituality. I also give my time to a non-profit organization where we try to reach out to the Covid patients as our humanitarian duty,” says the septuagenarian.

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