Amitabh Bachchan donates Rs 2 crore to COVID-19 facility set up by Delhi gurudwara

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Amitabh Bachchan has donated Rs 2 crore to a COVID-19 care centre set up by Delhi's Rakab Ganj Gurudwara, tweeted Manjinder Singh Sirsa, the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee's (DSGM) president.

Sirsa, who is also Shiromani Akali Dal's national spokesperson, added that Bachchan remained updated on the Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Covid Care facility's progress everyday as Delhi struggled with an acute lack of oxygen for patients.

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Bachchan recently participated in a virtual fundraiser organised by Give India and TiE titled I Breathe For India. Other celebrities including Lara Dutta, Karan Johar, Abhishek Bachchan, Anil Kapoor were also part of the fundraiser.

According to the committee's official website, the centre has about 25o oxygen-equipped beds. All resources at the centre, which opens from 10 May, will be free of charge.

In a recent interaction with Hindustan Times, Sirsa said the DSGM has imported 200 oxygen concentrators from the US and Singapore, as well as 150 oxygen cylinders. They also have 15 ambulances on call. Sirsa said the facility will be connected to an ICU hospital in case of emergencies.

 

 

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