COVID-19 crisis: Amitabh Bachchan buys 50 oxygen concentrators from Poland, donates ventilators to BMC

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country last year, megastar Amitabh Bachchan has been spreading awareness about the novel coronavirus and making donations to help people fight the deadly coronavirus. Now, amid the second wave of the pandemic in the country, the megastar has bought 50 oxygen concentrators from Poland’. The actor informed about the same in a blog as he wrote, ‘The general call from the places that were in need of help had been for the urgent need of Oxygen Concentrators. These are and were difficult to procure and when I was not getting any immediate source to acquire them my friend and the Indian Consul in Wroclaw stepped forward…came out with the name and details of a Polish Company that was making them…I immediately placed an order for 50 Oxygen Concentrators.’ He added, ‘So I have bought 50 concentrators and they shall be shipped out on the 15th of May. My gratitude that I have mentioned above is to all , in getting LOT Polish Airlines , that is delivering the equipment, to waive the freight charges as a gesture of helping us in our hour of need…in a few days I shall be buying another 50 hopefully of the 10 litre ones and donate them to a Hospital with proper medical care.’ Big B also stated that he had already sent 10 ventilators to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and municipal hospitals in Mumbai. He said, ‘The BMC, when I said I wished to donate something for the cause, told me to not give money, but to get them Ventilators…I had ordered 20 ventilators, 10 of which have arrived to day and I am happy that I was able to deliver them to the BMC and a few Municipal Hospitals in Mumbai today. The balance 10 should be in by the 25th and they shall also be distributed to some more Hospitals in need of them.’ For the unversed, Amitabh Bachchan was also among those celebrities who contracted the virus during the first wave and was even hospitalised for several weeks.

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