The God of Cricket and India’s Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar donated Rs. 1 Cr towards the “Mission Oxygen India”. The second wave of COVID-19 is wreaking havoc as India is fighting against it. But the shortage of Oxygen in the country has raised concern as people are losing their lives due to the O2 cylinder shortage in India.
Several entrepreneurs and almost 250 volunteers are dedicated to raise funds to import oxygen supplies such as concentrators and donate them to hospitals.
The steep rise in the cases in the past two weeks has been challenging for the country. India has recorded over 3.5 lakh cases, and the healthcare system has already snowed under the acute shortage of oxygen and life-saving drugs. This has resulted in the government beginning to request additional medical oxygen production from chemical plants and factories. Also, plants that had been shut down for a variety of reasons, such as the Sterlite Copper Plant in Tamil Nadu, have been restarted to manufacture medical oxygen.
Numerous cricketers, former players, and franchises have made significant contributions to the cause. Here is the list
- Shikhar Dhawan donated Rs. 20 lakhs and all post-match individual performance awards towards ‘Mission Oxygen’
- Pat Cummins donated $50,000
- Brett Lee made a Bitcoin donation (approx. Rs 43 lakhs)
- Jaydev Unadkat 10% of his T20 salary
- Pandya brother to donate 200 O2 concentrator
- Nicholas Pooran will portion of his T20 payout
Although many other countries are still being affected by the pandemic, the situation in India right now is particularly severe. I will do my part to bring awareness and financial assistance to this dire situation.#PrayForIndia pic.twitter.com/xAnXrwMVTu— nicholas pooran #29 (@nicholas_47) April 30, 2021
- Jadeja and his sister Raina donated rations to the needy in Rajkot
- Rajasthan Royals has contributed Rs 7.5 crores
Rajasthan Royals announce a contribution of over $1 milion from their owners, players and management to help with immediate support to those impacted by COVID-19. This will be implemented through @RoyalRajasthanF and @britishasiantst.— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) April 29, 2021
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- Delhi Capitals donating 1.5 crores to procure essential supplies
🚨ANNOUNCEMENT🚨— Delhi Capitals (Stay Home. Wear Double Masks😷) (@DelhiCapitals) April 29, 2021
Delhi Capitals and its patrons, the @JSWFoundation & GMR Varalakshmi Foundation are offering financial support amounting to INR 1.5 Cr to NCR based NGOs, the @Hemkunt_Fdn and the @UdayFoundation. #DilDikhaDilli #YehHaiNayiDilli @DelhiAirport pic.twitter.com/5brZ3o2NnP
- Punjab kings will donate oxygen concentrators
To help the fight against #COVID19 in India, #PBKS has pledged to provide oxygen concentrators with the help of @roundtableindia! We also request everyone to join in and help in whatever way possible because together, we can! #SaddaPunjab #Unite2FightCorona pic.twitter.com/sZs5B1NDij— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) April 30, 2021
- “Project Plasma” initiative started by Team Delhi
Important: Through #ProjectPlasma, we aim to urge COVID-19 survivors to donate Plasma to help those battling from the virus. Share this message with anyone who you know has survived COVID-19 to help spread the word.— Delhi Capitals (Stay Home. Wear Double Masks😷) (@DelhiCapitals) April 27, 2021
#YehHaiNayiDilli #IPL2021 @ImIshant @FeverFMOfficial pic.twitter.com/WDHVryX4Gc
Some international community has also raised their hand toward the country’s help and has sent oxygen concentrators and other supplies.
Many states have announced lockdown due to the rise in Covid cases and vaccination drive has increased as anyone above 18 years will be able to receive the vaccination beginning from May 1st. Citizens above 45 years have already received vaccines and anyone willing to take them can get vaccinated for free at government hospitals and a small fee at private hospitals.
Sachin Tendulkar previously donated Rs 25 lakhs each to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund and the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund during India’s first Coronavirus outbreak.