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“I was pained and horrified”: Huma Qureshi on launching 100-bed hospital for kids

Actress Huma Qureshi has partnered with Justice League director Zack Snyder to raise funds for a 100 beds facility for children in New Delhi to fight Covid-19

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Bollywood actress Huma Qureshi, who will soon be seen in Army of the Dead directed by Zack Snyder, has partnered with Save the Children, with a 100-year legacy of responding to children in crisis.

Huma geared up to help Delhi fight the pandemic by raising funds for a 100-bed hospital to reduce the burden on the national capital’s health infrastructure.

The actress is a native of New Delhi and has been working on this initiative with Save the Children for an all-encompassing solution that will provide much needed hope amid the death and despair caused by COVID-19. The emergency medical facility equipped with skilled health professionals, medical equipment (including its own oxygen plant) will provide crucial, equitable and life-saving care and treatment to Delhi’s most disadvantaged children and communities,

Speaking about taking up the initiative Huma Qureshi said in a statement shared by her team:

“I was pained and horrified by what was happening around me. It was despairing to see New Delhi, also my home, crumbling under the second wave, with mounting cases, rising death tolls and an overburdened health system. I had to do something to help. Save the Children were already in touch with the authorities and it all fell into place. This is just a start. We are starting with Delhi, but I plan to keep this drive going taking it to other cities.  And we will need many more us coming together to win the battle against the deadly virus.”

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Many of Huma’s friends from the film fraternity have come out in support including Sonakshi Sinha, Mudassar Aziz, Jay Shewakramani, Arjun Kapoor, Monisha Advani, Rohit Dhawan, Hansal Mehta, Ramesh Taurani, Dia Mirza, Anisha Padukone, Shweta Nanda, and Saqib Saleem.

On the work front, Huma Qureshi is all set to make her Hollywood debut with the film Army of the Dead. Besides Huma, the film also stars Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Omari Hardwick, Ana de la Reguera, Theo Rossi, Matthias Schweighöfer, Nora Arnezeder, Hiroyuki Sanada, Tig Notaro, Raúl Castillo, Samantha Win, Michael Cassidy, Richard Cetrone and Garret Dillahunt.

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