India is currently reeling in the brunt of the Covid-19 cases and many people are trying to help each other in times of crisis. Healthcare staff has been working relentlessly to save lives under the pressure of the crippling medical infrastructure. During the pandemic, many actors have used their social media handles to amplify requests for resources and offered a helping hand in providing patients with essential aid.
Now, actor Amitabh Bachchan has said that he has bought 50 oxygen concentrators from Poland 'in our hour of need'. The actor shared the recent development through his blog post and wrote that oxygen concentrators have also been ordered from another source, adding that 'about 60 of them should be coming in in a few days'.
The Piku actor thanked the Government of Poland, the Mayor of the city of Wroclaw, the Ambassador of India at Warsaw and the LOT Polish Airlines for accommodating his order of 50 oxygen concentrators.
For the unversed, Amitabh holds a special connection with Poland and especially Wroclaw - the city that honoured his late father and a celebrated Hindi poet, Harivansh Rai Bachchan.
"The general call from the places that were in need of help had been for the urgent need of Oxygen Concentrators. These are and were difficult to procure and when I was not getting any immediate source to acquire them my friend and the Indian Consul in Wroclaw stepped forward...came out with the name and details of a Polish company that was making them...I immediately placed an order for 50 Oxygen Concentrators..." wrote Amitabh Bachchan in a blog post on Thursday.
"So I have bought 50 concentrators and they shall be shipped out on the 15th of May. My gratitude that I have mentioned above is to all , in getting LOT Polish Airlines , that is delivering the equipment, to waive the freight charges as a gesture of helping us in our hour of need...in a few days I shall be buying another 50 hopefully of the 10 litre ones and donate them to a Hospital with proper medical care," he added.
The actor also revealed that he has placed an order for 20 ventilators, 10 of which were delivered to the BMC and a few Municipal Hospitals in Mumbai while the balance 10 are expected to be delivered by the end of this month.