BCCI Covid donation: The numbers have surely come down to a great extent in many states during the recent few days but the India’s fight against the second wave of coronavirus is still on. However, there are still several Covid-19 patients across the different cities in India who are struggling due to lack of oxygen supplies and other necessary medical facilities. And now, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) which is one of the most richest sporting bodies in the world, has stepped ahead to support the country in this massive fight against the coronavirus pandemic situation.
In its latest media advisory, the BCCI has announced a donation of 2000 10-litre oxygen concentrators in order to boost India’s efforts in overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic. It is noted that over the next few months, the BCCI will distribute the oxygen concentrators across different parts in India to support the covid patients and do their part to reduce this pandemic situation.
“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,” said BCCI President Sourav Ganguly.
Mr Jay Shah, Honorary Secretary, BCCI: “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.”
Mr Arun Singh Dhumal, Honorary Treasurer, BCCI: “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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