BCCI will donate 2000 oxygen concentrators in the fight against Corona
By Sudev Haldar
on Mon May 24 2021
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will donate 2000 oxygen concentrators in the fight against Corona
The Cricket Board of India (BCCI) said on Monday that it would distribute 2000 oxygen concentrators of 10 liters among various medical organizations in the country and thereby strengthen the country’s medical infrastructure in the ongoing fight against the Covid-19 epidemic.
The second wave of the epidemic has created a serious health crisis in India and thousands of people are losing their lives every day. Last month, the National Capital Region had to face most of the oxygen crisis due to which many people lost their lives in hospitals.
“The Board of Control for Cricket in India announces on Monday that it will contribute 2,000 liters of 10-liter oxygen concentrators to strengthen India’s efforts in combating the Covid-19 epidemic,” the BCCI said in a release.
According to the statement, “The nation is facing a second wave of coronavirus which has increased the demand for medical equipment and life-saving oxygen.”
It said, “In the next few months, the board will distribute the concentrator across India with the hope of providing vital medical facilities to the needy patients and the initiative will reduce the impact of the epidemic.”
BCCI to contribute 10-Litre 2000 Oxygen concentrators to boost India’s efforts in overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic.
— BCCI (@BCCI) May 24, 2021
During the first wave of the epidemic, the BCCI contributed Rs 51 crore to PM Cares last year. BCCI President Sourav Ganguly said, “The BCCI appreciates the fantastic role of the medical and health community and continues to contribute to our long fight against the virus.” They are true warriors who go ahead and have done everything possible to save us. ”
The former Indian captain said, “The board has always placed health and safety at the forefront and is committed to contributing in times of crisis.” Oxygen concentrators will provide immediate relief to the affected people and help them recover quickly. ‘
Secretary Jay Shah said that the difference between demand and supply of oxygen will be reduced with the contribution of BCCI. He said, “The BCCI understands the emergency need for medical equipment in times of crisis and hopes that this effort will help reduce the gap between demand and supply across the country.” ”
A ten-liter oxygen concentrator costs between Rs 60,000 and Rs 1 lakh, and BCCI will have to spend around Rs 12 crore to buy 2,000 contractors.