The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) owners have come forward for a noble cause as they have pledged to donate a sum of INR 45 crores for India’s fight against COVID19 as the country continues to battle the second wave of the deadly virus.
RCB donates to COVID19 relief fund
RCB’s parent company “Diageo” has pledged to donate INR 45 crore to enhance public healthcare infrastructures in one district of each state and union territory in India.
The franchise owners have also set up oxygen plants in government hospitals of 21 districts to create long-term oxygen capacity. In addition, they have also provided 16-bed mini-hospital units in another 15 cities to increase bed capacity.
“We will set up Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) Oxygen Plants in Government Hospitals in 21 districts to create long-term Oxygen capacity. Along with it, the RCB will provide fully equipped, pre-fabricated 16-bed mini-hospital units with PSA Oxygen Plants in another 15 critical districts to increase bed capacity.”
“Further the RCB will donate medical equipment including Oxygen concentrators, Oxygen cylinders, ventilator beds, and other critical patient care devices to hospitals across 10 states to address immediate needs,” said the Diageo/RCB management in a statement.
Anand Kripalu, MD, Diageo, and Chairman of the RCB, said: “At a time when the country is facing an unprecedented humanitarian crisis, we want to support the government’s efforts and stand by the citizens of India.
Long-term medical infrastructure especially hospital beds and self-sufficiency in Oxygen are what is needed most and we hope our contribution will go into every state and it will help play a part in India’s recovery.”
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) May 24, 2021
Virushka initiated COVID19 Relief Fund
Earlier this month, RCB skipper and batting megastar Virat Kohli and his better half Anushka Sharma had announced an initiative to raise funds for COVID-19 relief.
The couple had announced that they have started a campaign on Ketto to raise funds for Covid-19 relief and asked everyone to support the campaign through a donation.
The funds from the campaign are allotted to ACT grants for tackling the immediate shortage of oxygen supply. The campaign has a goal of INR 7 crore and has already crossed the 4 crore mark. In fact, the celebrity couple had made a donation of INR 2 crores.