India’s batting legend and Bharat Ratna Sachin Tendulkar has donated 1 crore rupees to the “Mission Oxygen India” in the country’s fight against the raging second wave of COVID-19 which is wreaking havoc.
India has been reporting over 3.5 lakh cases for the past 8-9 days and the healthcare system is being overburdened with the acute shortage of oxygen and lifesaving drugs. India has been helped by the global community which is sending oxygen concentrators and other supplies which can come in the need. Due to the vicious second wave, several state governments have also imposed a lockdown to curb the spread.
The nation is currently trying to up the ante when it comes to vaccination as well, with everyone over 18 years of age and above will become eligible to get vaccinated at government or private facilities from May 1st. Currently, anyone over 45 years of age and people with comorbidities can get vaccinated, for free at government hospitals, and can pay a nominal amount to get vaccinated at a private hospital.
Many cricketers and former players have done their best to aid India in its fight. Pat Cummins donated $50,000 and Brett Lee donated one Bitcoin (approx. Rs 43 lakhs). Even Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises have donated with Rajasthan Royals donating Rs 7.5 crores and Delhi Capitals also donating a significant amount.
Sachin Tendulkar Donates Rs 1 Crore To Mission Oxygen India
Now, Bharat Ratna Sachin Tendulkar has also joined the initiative by donating Rs 1 crore to the “Mission Oxygen India”, which is a group of 250 plus volunteers and entrepreneurs who are raising funds for importing oxygen supplies like concentrators and donating them to hospitals.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) April 29, 2021
India is seeing an excess need for medical oxygen as this variant of the COVID-19 virus is leaving patients gasping for air. This has led to the government starting to ask chemical plants and industries to produce more medical oxygen. Even plants that were stopped due to many issues, like the Sterlite Copper Plant in Tamil Nadu have been restarted so that it can produce medical oxygen.
— Mission Oxygen India (@india_oxygen) April 29, 2021
Sachin Tendulkar had previously also donated Rs 25 lakhs each to Prime Minister’s Relief Fund and Chief Minister’s Relief Fund when India was fighting the first wave of the Coronavirus.