Sachin Tendulkar donated to “Mission Oxygen” for India’s fight against Covid-19.© AFP
Former India captain Sachin Tendulkar took to social media to announce a donation to “Mission Oxygen” to “raise funds for importing oxygen concentrators and donating them to hospitals across the country.” Tendulkar posted on social media to share the news of his contribution to the cause and urged citizens to “stand together” in the fight against Covid-19 as a lethal second wave of infections has ravaged the country. Earlier this month, Tendulkar had urged Indian citizens to donate blood plasma for Covid-19 patients. He had innaugurated a plasma donation centre final year, he said in a video posted on April 24, his 48th birthday, and asked people to donate to the plasma bank.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) April 29, 2021
Blood plasma of those who have retrieved from Covid-19 is used in the remedy for active Covid-19 patients.
A lethal second wave of Covid-19 hit India in early April and cases have surged to more than 300,000 a day by the end of April.
The record surge has left India’s healthcare system overwhelmed and patients are seen scampering for hospital beds, oxygen cylinders and blood plasma in every single place the country.
Tendulkar, who finished his playing career as the leading scorer in Tests and ODIs, had also tested positive for Covid-19 final month.
He was once hospitalised as a mesure of precaution and due to this fact retrieved this month.
“Whether plasma can also be provided at the correct time, patients can get well faster,” Tendulkar had said earlier this month, recalling what the doctors told him when he had been recuperating from Covid-19.
“I will be able to donate (blood plasma) when permissible. I have spoken with the doctors. Those of you who have retrieved from Covid-19 can speak with the doctors, and when permissible please donate your blood,” he said.
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