India has been striving to deal with the crisis as the nation has been noticing over 3 lakh cases daily. While the volume of new cases is boosting daily, resources are not enough. Former India cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on Thursday provided Rs 1 crore to help provide oxygen concentrators for sufferers in the country which has been badly hit by the second wave.
Sachin Tendulkar, in a message on social media, said that the 2nd wave has put the country’s health infrastructure under severe. He said that he is contributing to ‘Mission Oxygen’, a group of young entrepreneurs in Delhi-NCR who have set up a fund-raising initiative, for importing oxygen concentrators and allotting them to hospitals across the nation.
“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,” read a statement from Mission Oxygen.
“It is heartening to see how people are rising to the occasion. A group of 250+ young entrepreneurs has launched Mission Oxygen to raise funds for importing oxygen concentrators and donating them to hospitals across the country.
“I’ve helped by contributing to the cause and hope that their effort soon reaches out to many more hospitals across India. Today, we have to stand together behind everyone that is working hard to fight this situation.” Tendulkar has moreover vowed to donate plasma once he is eligible.
IPL franchises Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals moreover provided Rs 7.5 crore and 1.5 crores respectively for the battle against the ongoing situation. A few days back, Australia and Kolkata Knight Riders pacer Pat Cummins had donated USD 50,000 to purchase oxygen supplies for Indian hospitals.