Mumbai: Actor Amitabh Bachchan has shared that he has bought 50 oxygen concentrators from Poland to help India fight the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
In his latest blog post, he wrote that oxygen concentrations have also been ordered from another source, stating that ‘about 60 of them should arrive in a few days.
On Thursday, he wrote in his blog, “General calls from places where help was needed were for the immediate need of oxygen concentrators. These were hard 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…”
“So I bought 50 concentrators and they will be dispatched on May 15. The gratitude I have expressed above is a lot, LOT Polish Airlines, which is distributing 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.
He also said that on Thursday, he sent 10 ventilators to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and Municipal Corporation hospitals in Mumbai.
“The BMC the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation when I said I wished to donate something for the cause, told me to not give money, but to get them Ventilators…I had ordered 20 ventilators, 10 of which have arrived today and I am happy that I was able to deliver them to the BMC and a few Municipal Hospitals in Mumbai today. The balance 10 should be in by the 25th and they shall also be distributed to some more Hospitals in need of them,” he further wrote.