India’s current Covid-19 situation has raised concerns. While the nation is reeling with the crippling health care infrastructure, many Bollywood celebrities are helping people by providing medical supplies, food and more.
Actor Ajay Devgn made it to the headlines for converting a marriage hall in Dadar into a Covid-19 care centre with ICU, Oxygen and Ventilator facilities.
According to the reports, the facility boasted 20 beds and shortly, the actor was appreciated for his philanthropic gesture amid the crisis. The entire plan was executed with his Thank God and Big Bull producer, Anand Pandit.
During a recent interaction with Pinkvilla, the filmmaker informed, “In today’s time, the medical facility is overwhelmed. So, we thought of doing something out of the box and giving it back to society.”
Pandit also mentioned that after Dadar, they are planning to open two more Covid care centres in Juhu and Borivali.
“We have converted a school into Covid centre and will have a 25-bed Covid facility in Juhu operational by next week. While there wouldn’t be an ICU facility in there, it will be equipped with Oxygen. We are trying to take support of Amitabh Bachchan sir too, and he is always very positive for any noble work,” Anand told Pinkvilla.
Speaking of the Borivali Centre, the producer informed that it’s work in progress and the facility there too will have around 25 beds.
Anand Pandit said, “Basically, the idea is to have 75 beds in different parts of Mumbai so that it helps the people in the neighbourhood. The treatment there will be completely funded by us. We are taking help from doctors from various hospitals and other experts to take this initiative forward.”
Apart from providing makeshift hospitals, Anand Pandit and his team are contributing to several NGO’s by helping them procure oxygen concentrators and beds.
“We need standard things for COVID facility and we are procuring it all through registered vendors. We are seeking expert help and also guidance from local doctors,” the producer concluded.