Here’s How Bollywood Is Providing Covid-Aid
The country is fighting a ferocious battle with covid-19, and every citizen is doing their bit to provide assistance to the needy. Bollywood celebrities like Salman Khan, Alia Bhatt, Bhumi Pednekar, Akshay Kumar are helping either by providing covid resources or donating to any foundation working for covid relief.
Alia Bhatt has partnered with Faye D’Souza to provide relevant and important information such as valid phone numbers of hospitals, medications and doctors. She has also shared city-wise contacts of NGOs who are working for covid relief. The female actor has also made a covid resources highlight on her Instagram account so that anyone who is in need can access the information hassle-free.
— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) April 26, 2021
Sonu Sood has been working like a real-life messiah. The actor in the first wave of the pandemic helped thousands of migrant workers reach their home. Now, when the country faces a shortage of oxygen cylinders, ventilators and covid medications, the actor has launched a Telegram channel named ‘India Fights With Covid’ and responding to all the SOS messages and connecting the needy to the appropriate hospital, oxygen suppliers and medicine suppliers.
We are trying our best to reach out to you. If there are delays or we miss out.
Then pardon me..Apologies? pic.twitter.com/4NvjrnZ4zP
— sonu sood (@SonuSood) April 28, 2021
Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna
Akshay Kumar donated one crore to the Gautam Gambhir Foundation, an initiative of former cricketer Gautam Gambhir to help the needy with food, medication and oxygen supplies. Apart from the donation, Akshay’s wife and female actor, Twinkle Khanna, posted an update on her Twitter handle that they have successfully procured 100 oxygen concentrators.
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) April 24, 2021
Wonderful news-Dr Drashnika Patel & Dr Govind Bankani of London Elite Health through Daivik Foundation are donating120 oxygen concentrators and as @akshaykumar and I have managed to get our hands on 100 as well,we have a total of 220.Thank you for the leads.Let’s all do our bit?
— Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) April 27, 2021
Priyanka Chopra Jonas
Global icon Priyanka Chopra Jonas and her husband and singer, Nick Jonas, have created a fundraiser in collaboration with GiveIndia to help India fight covid-19 and have also requested their fans to donate as much as possible. The amount collected via the fundraiser will go directly to the covid care centres, isolation centres, oxygen generation plants and other medical equipment.
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) April 29, 2021
Ajay Devgn has been working closely with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) in providing emergency medical facilities to all the critical covid positive patients. Devgn has also teamed up with a hospital and the BMC to set up an Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) April 29, 2021
The legendary singer has contributed INR 7 lacs to the Chief Minister Relief Fund, Maharashtra. The relief fund has been set up to accept donations from different organisations, individuals and institutions and direct the collected fund for providing covid relief in the state.
Recently, a video went viral on Instagram where actor Salman Khan can be seen distributing food kits to frontline workers. According to reports, these kits include snacks, mineral water, a pack of biscuits, and tea.
John Abraham has handed over his social media accounts to NGOs that the actor has partnered with across the country to connect covid resources to the needy.
The Hera Pheri actor has also joined hands with Feed My City, an initiative of the KVN foundation to provide free oxygen concentrators to the needy.
We are going through some testing times, but a ray of hope in this is the way our people have joined hands to help each other. I am grateful to be a part of this initiative along with @FeedMyCity1, an initiative of #KVNFoundation, to provide free oxygen concentrators. pic.twitter.com/uhOrvn6tZA
— Suniel Shetty (@SunielVShetty) April 28, 2021
Bollywood actors like Taapsee Pannu, Sushmita Sen, and Bhumi Pednekar are doing their bit and constantly posting the requirements and leads/references for the same on their social media handles.
And this link is for anyone to donate from any part of the world…
Let’s help people breathe ??https://t.co/Y1gd083dya+
— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) May 2, 2021
????? The said hospital has oxygen organised for now!!! It gives us more time to send the cylinders!! Thank you all soooooo much for helping create awareness & support!! ?? deeply grateful!!! Stay good hearted…it suits you!!!??? https://t.co/sl418pEN4p
— sushmita sen (@thesushmitasen) April 22, 2021
For all those reaching out for help please send in this format :
Hospital (if admitted)-
Blood group –
Blood bank name (plasma)-
This makes it quicker for us to help find resources.#covidwarrior
— bhumi pednekar (@bhumipednekar) April 23, 2021