Tendulkar donates ₹1 crore to ‘Mission Oxygen India’
Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar has donated ₹1 crore to procure oxygen concentrators for Covid-19 patients in the country as Covid-19 situation in India has been getting worst day by day.
India reported 3,79,308 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, the seventh straight day of record peaks. The health-care system of India is undergoing some serious crisis as they are failing to proper oxygen support to the infected patients.
“His donation of ₹1 crore to ‘Mission Oxygen’ in its endeavor 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, which is a fund-raising initiative by Delhi-NCR based entrepreneurs for importing Oxygen Concentrator machines and donating them to hospitals in need.
The 48-year old Tendulkar, who was also affected with Covid-19 last month, praised the organization Mission Oxygen and told about his contribution to help them in this crisis.
“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 handle.
“It is heartening to see how people are rising to the occasion. A group of 250 young entrepreneurs have 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 pandemic.”
Earlier, Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals also donated ₹7.5 crore and 1.5 crore respectively to help the country in this pandemic. Australia and Kolkata Knight Riders pacer Pat Cummins also donated USD 50,000 to purchase oxygen supplies for Indian hospitals.