Maharashtra is the worst state affected by Covid, it has also faced shortage of medical facilities. Now Bollywood superstar Ajay Devgn has joined with other celebrities to tackle the situation of the state.
Amid the shortage of oxygen cylinders, and beds for infected patients, the actor repotedly gave a sum of Rs 1 crore to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) via his organisation NY Foundation to help set up a 20-bed COVID-19 ICU at Mumbai’s Shivaji Park.
The make-shift hospital has been created at the Bharat Scouts and Guides Hall. It is equipped with para-monitors, ventilators, oxygen support and will be managed by doctors of the P D Hinduja Hospital located a stone's throw's distance away from Shivaji Park. It will be an extension of Hinduja and that food, linen, medicine, manpower etc will be provided by their management. Meanwhile, local corporator Vishakha Raut confirmed that Ajay Devgn supported them in putting together the temporary ICU.
Meanwhile, Mumbai on Tuesday reported 4,014 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total tally to 6,35,541, while more than twice as many patients recovered from the infection during the day. Also, 59 more patients lost their life to the infection.