Sachin Tendulkar inaugurated a plasma donation center in Mumbai in the early hours of Wednesday morning. According to a tweet from ANI, the plasma donation center was inaugurated by the cricket legend at the Seven Hills Hospital for the treatment of COVID-19 patients.
India continues to grapple against the COVID-19 as the country has seen a rise in cases with at least 20,000 positive reports every day. The sub-continent nation breached the 7 lakh mark as well, making it the third worst hit country above Russia.
Mumbai is among the worst-hit cities in the country. Maharashtra, meanwhile, has reported around 212k positive cases with 115k recovered and over 9000 deaths. At a time when the COVID-19 cases are far from being contained plasma donation of the recovered patients has been prescribed as a suitable method to withstand the deadly disease.
“Mumbai: Former cricketer and legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar today inaugurated a plasma donation center at Seven Hills Hospital, for the treatment of #COVID19 patients,” ANI tweeted along with some pictures of Sachin Tendulkar.
Mumbai: Former cricketer and legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar today inaugurated a plasma donation center at Seven Hills Hospital, for the treatment of #COVID19 patients. #Maharashtra pic.twitter.com/DFyB2ACvEG
— ANI (@ANI) July 8, 2020
In a crisis situation, cricketers and the BCCI have come forward to with monetary funding to fight against the pandemic situation. Sachin Tendulkar inauguration the plasma donation center will seemingly act as a motivation for the recovered patients and others to donate their plasma and help fight against the disease.
Meanwhile, in the cricketing world, international cricket resumes today after the hiatus due to the pandemic with England hosting the West Indies in the first of three match series at Southampton.