Mumbai: Priyanka Chopra Jonas took to Instagram Stories to share an update about what all has been achieved from the fundraiser started by the actress.
As India tackles its worst health crisis in living memory, Priyanka kickstarts a fundraiser to help COVID-19 relief for the country.
Sharing an update about the same, the actress said that with the funds collected so far, they were able to purchase 500 oxygen concentrators, 422 oxygen cylinders and even manpower for 10 vaccination centres, which would help over 6000 people to get vaccinated over the next two months.
“To every single one of you who have donated and made these actions possible…please know that you have helped save lives. With your support, we’ve now accelerated the fundraiser to $3 million (INR 22 crore),” read the actress’ note.
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Hugh Jackman, Richard Madden, Reese Witherspoon and others have pledged to increase Priyanka’s COVID relief grant accumulation. On the other hand, Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli have also raised a fundraiser, in which Amitabh Bachchan has contributed Rs 15 crore to various NGOs.
Other actors including Sonu Sood, Akshay Kumar, Bhumi Pednekar, Ali Bhatt and Taapsee Pannu among others have been helping patients procure medicines, oxygen concentrators and hospital beds.