Indian keeper-batsman Rishabh Pant has joined the likes of Shikhar Dhawan, Jaydev Unadkat, Virat Kohli, and several others in helping the deprived people fight COVID-19. Rishabh Pant, who was in action for the Delhi Capitals in IPL 2021 before the BCCI suspended it, will donate medical supplies to the Hemkunt foundation. The 23-year old has also requested everyone to do their bit and follow the said protocols.
India has witnessed an alarming rise in the number of COVID-19 infected cases along with fatalities. The last one week or two has seen the sub-continent nation register more than 300000 instances. The government is finding it challenging to control and manage oxygen cylinders for critical patients. Several state government authorities have resorted to lockdown as well to bring the outbreak under control. Pant’s own team, the Capitals, had one positive case as leg-spinner Amit Mishra had contracted COVID-19.
Rishabh Pant underlined that he will support the Hemkunt foundation through a monetary donation by supplying Oxygen cylinders and beds and other medical supplies to those suffering. Additionally, the keeper-batsman revealed wanting to work with organisations that provide medical aid to the rural parts of India and non-metro cities, which often finds itself short of good infrastructure.
“I am supporting the Hemkunt Foundation through a monetary donation that will help provide o2 cylinders with beds, Covid-relief kits and much more to those suffering across the country. I am especially keen to work with organisations providing medical aid and support to rural India and non-metro cities, which do not have the capacity of medical infrastructure than that of the major cities,” Pant stated in his official Twitter handle.
Please remember to stay safe, follow safety protocols: Rishabh Pant
Furthermore, Rishabh Pant urged everyone to do their bit to ensure that the remotest parts of the country get relief from the virus and wants people to spread awareness about the vaccination programs being run by the central and state government. The Delhi-born cricketer also requested people to stay safe by following the protocols and take vaccines whenever possible.
“I urge everyone to contribute in their own way so that we can help reach the remotest parts of the country and spread awareness about COVID relief and vaccination programs being run by the central and state governments. Please remember to stay safe, follow safety protocols, and get vaccinated whenever possible,” he added.