- 'Project Heal India' has initiated various donations: Anupam Kher
- The second wave of coronavirus has infected many people
- There are currently 36,73,802 active COVID cases in the country: Centre
New Delhi: Amid the raging second wave of coronavirus, veteran actor Anupam Kher on Saturday (May 15) donated oxygen concentrators and Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure (BiPAP) machines to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), Maharashtra for relief work during the health crisis. The actor took to his Instagram handle and shared the news along with photos and videos of the donations. In the caption he wrote, “We at #ProjectHealIndia & #AnupamKherFoundation were humbled to make a small contribution of 5 Resmed #Bipap machines and 5 #OxygenConcentrators to @my_bmc for their selfless #CoronaWarriors!! @anupamkherfoundation @AshTewariMD @BharatForgeLtd #DoingOurBit #StayStrongIndia.”
The present situation of India battling the pandemic is a major concern as help is being extended from the entire world for our nation. Mumbai too is facing this crisis with good Samaritans helping in any way they can and NGOs trying their best to get medical aid for people who need it.
Anupam Kher Foundation in collaboration with Dr Ashutosh Tewari (Global Cancer Foundation, USA) and Baba Kalyani, (Bharat Forge, India), recently started an initiative called ‘Project Heal India’.
Through the project, the organisation aims to provide critical lifesaving equipment and other life-supporting devices to medical institutions and hospitals across India. The agenda of the organisation is to ensure that help is provided wherever needed and with prompt action.
‘Project Heal India’ has initiated various donations to different medical institutions of the country under its first leg of operations and aims at reaching out to more institutions for further support.
The second wave of coronavirus has infected many people, and the number of COVID-19 positive cases has been rapidly rising. In Bollywood also, an array of celebrities like Kangana Ranaut, Aamir Khan, Vicky Kaushal, among others got infected within a span of a few weeks.
With a total of 3,26,098 new COVID-19 cases being recorded in the last 24 hours, the cumulative count of cases in the country reached 2,43,72,907, informed the Union Health Ministry. After 3,890 deaths in the last 24 hours, the toll due to the disease has gone up to 2,66,207. There are currently 36,73,802 active cases in the country.
Meanwhile, on the work front, Anupam had won the Best Actor award at the New York City International Film Festival for his short film titled ‘Happy Birthday’, adding a feather to his cap. The film also bagged the Best Short Film award at the prestigious film festival. ‘Happy Birthday’ marked Anupam and Aahana Kumra’s second collaboration after featuring in the 2019 critically acclaimed movie ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’. Apart from ‘Happy Birthday’, Anupam has several other projects in progress including ‘The Last Show’, ‘Mungilal Rocks’, and ‘The Kashmir Files’.
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