Former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on Thursday donated Rs one crore to procure oxygen concentrators for COVID-19 patients within the nation because it battles a extreme second wave of the worldwide pandemic.
India is witnessing an unprecedented surge in COVID-19 infections and recorded a single-day rise of three,79,257 new instances on Wednesday.
The health-care system is crumbling due to the disaster with hospitals struggling to present oxygen and essential medicines to the contaminated patients.
“His donation of Rs 1 crore to ‘Mission Oxygen’ in its endeavour to procure and provide life-saving oxygen concentrators to hospitals across the nation in this time of need is incredibly heart-warming,” learn a press release from Mission Oxygen, which is a fund-raising initiative by Delhi-NCR primarily based entrepreneurs for importing Oxygen Concentrator machines and donating them to hospitals in want.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) April 29, 2021
The 48-year-old from Mumbai, who had spent a while in hospital himself after testing optimistic for the dreaded an infection final month, additionally took to twitter to reward the initiative.
“The second wave of COVID has put our health-care system under immense pressure. Providing oxygen for the large number of serious COVID patients is the need of the hour,” Tendulkar wrote on his twitter deal with.
“It is heartening to see how individuals are rising to the event. A gaggle of 250+ younger entrepreneurs have launched Mission Oxygen to elevate funds for importing oxygen concentrators and donating them to hospitals throughout the nation.
Tendulkar has additionally pledged to donate plasma as soon as he’s eligible.
IPL franchises Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals additionally contributed Rs 7.5 crore and 1.5 crore respectively for the struggle towards the pandemic.
Just a few days again, Australia and Kolkata Knight Riders pacer Pat Cummins had donated USD 50,000 to buy oxygen provides for Indian hospitals.