The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced that it would donate 2000 10-litre Oxygen Concentrators in order to aid in India’s fight against the deadly second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The virus has been wreaking havoc in the country with more than 2 lakh cases being reported every day and the situation has called for contributions and donations from such organizations to be made.
The BCCI announced through an official statement today that the donation would be done and that they hope that ‘critical medical aid and care will be provided to the needy patients’ and that the initiative would ‘reduce the havoc unleashed by the pandemic’.
Sourav Ganguly and Jay Shah on the donations
BCCI President Sourav Gangulyspoke about the donation and said, “The BCCI acknowledges the stellar role the medical and healthcare community has played and continues to play as we fight this long battle against the virus. They have truly been frontline warriors and have done whatever possible to shield us. The Board has always put health and safety at the top of the chart and remains committed to the cause. The oxygen concentrators will provide immediate relief to those affected and will help in their speedy recovery.”
Honorary Secretary Jay Shah said, “We stand shoulder to shoulder in this collective fight against the virus. The BCCI understands the desperate need for medical equipment in this hour of crisis and hopes this effort will help in narrowing the demand-supply gap that has generated across the country. We have all gone through a lot but I am confident that we can stay ahead of the curve now that the vaccination drive is underway. I urge everyone eligible to get vaccinated.”
Honorary Treasurer Arun Singh Dhumal said, “In times of crisis, the cricketing community has always come forward to lend support. It is heartening to see everyone coming together and doing their bit. The BCCI remains steadfast in its efforts towards social responsibility and will always be working closely with central and state governments to help them in their efforts to curb the spread of the virus. We believe these oxygen concentrators will boost healthcare infrastructure and be vital in providing critical oxygen when levels deplete rapidly.”
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