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Sachin Tendulkar Donates Rs One Crore To 'Mission Oxygen' For Procuring Oxygen Concentrators For COVID-19 Patients

Swarajya Staff

Apr 30, 2021, 10:31 AM | Updated 10:31 AM IST

Source: Getty Images
Source: Getty Images

Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has donated a sum of Rs one crore to procure oxygen concentrators for COVID-19 patients in the country, reports Economic Times.

Tendulkar has donated the sum to Mission Oxygen, which is a fund-raising initiative by Delhi-NCR based entrepreneurs for importing oxygen concentrators and donating those to hospitals in need amid the ongoing second wave of the pandemic.

Taking to Twitter, Tendulkar said, "The second wave of COVID has put our healthcare system under immense pressure. Providing oxygen for the large number of serious COVID patients is the need of the hour."

Praising Mission Oxygen, Tendulkar said, "It is heartening to see how people are rising to the occasion. A group of 250+ young entrepreneurs have launched Mission Oxygen to raise funds for importing oxygen concentrators and donating them to hospitals across the country."

He added, "I've helped by contributing to the cause and hope that their effort soon reaches out to many more hospitals across India. Today, we have to stand together behind everyone that is working hard to fight this pandemic."

It should be noted that Tendulkar too had last month tested positive for the viral disease, and had to spend some time in a hospital before recovering.

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