Former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on Thursday donated Rs one crore to obtain oxygen concentrators for COVID-19 sufferers 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 because of the disaster with hospitals struggling to offer oxygen and essential medicines to the contaminated sufferers.
“His donation of Rs 1 crore to ‘Mission Oxygen’ in its endeavour to obtain and supply life-saving oxygen concentrators to hospitals throughout the nation on this time of want is extremely heart-warming,” learn an announcement 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 constructive 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 beneath immense strain. Offering oxygen for the massive variety of critical COVID sufferers is the necessity of the hour,” Tendulkar wrote on his twitter deal with.
“It’s heartening to see how persons are rising to the event. A gaggle of 250+ younger entrepreneurs have launched Mission Oxygen to boost funds for importing oxygen concentrators and donating them to hospitals throughout the nation.
“I’ve helped by contributing to the trigger and hope that their effort quickly reaches out to many extra hospitals throughout India. Right now, we now have to face collectively behind everybody that’s working arduous to battle this pandemic.”
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 battle 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.