The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced that will be making a huge contribution of 2000 10-Litre oxygen concentrators in the effort to fight the raging COVID-19 pandemic in the country. The announcement comes in the line with the increasing demand for medical equipment in teh the including oxygen concentrators in India, which is still staggering under the assault of the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
Currently, in India, daily more than 220000 people are testing positive for the Covid-19. Announcing the contribution, BCCI tweeted, “BCCI to contribute 10-Litre 2000 Oxygen concentrators to boost India’s efforts in overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic.”
BCCI to contribute 10-Litre 2000 Oxygen concentrators to boost India’s efforts in overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic.
— BCCI (@BCCI) May 24, 2021
In the official press release regarding the same, the BCCI president, Sourav Ganguly said, “The BCCI acknowledges the stellar role the medical and healthcare community has played and continues to play as we fight this long battle against the virus.”
He further added, “They have truly been frontline warriors and have done whatever possible to shield us. The Board has always put health and safety at the top of the chart and remains committed to the cause. The oxygen concentrators will provide immediate relief to those affected and will help in their speedy recovery.”
Honorary Secretary of the BCCI, Jay Shah, said that BCCI stood “shoulder to shoulder” in the fight against the pandemic.
In his statement, BCCI Secretary said, “We stand shoulder to shoulder in this collective fight against the virus. The BCCI understands the desperate need for medical equipment in this hour of crisis and hopes this effort will help in narrowing the demand-supply gap that has generated across the country. We have all gone through a lot, but I am confident that we can stay ahead of the curve now that the vaccination drive is underway. I urge everyone eligible to get vaccinated.”