In an effort to contribute to the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, Akshay Kumar and wife Twinkle Khanna announced that they have managed to procure 100 oxygen concentrators for donation.
"Wonderful news -- Dr Drashnika Patel & Dr Govind Bankani of London Elite Health through Daivik Foundation are donating 120 oxygen concentrators and as @akshaykumar and I have managed to get our hands on 100 as well, we have a total of 220.Thank you for the leads. Let's all do our bit," Twinkle tweeted.
In a separate tweet, Twinkle wrote: "I think for the last few weeks with members of my own family ill I have been in a bit of a hole. But I couldn't stay there for long. I implore all of you in your own way to do whatever you can so we can look back at this bleak moment and at least say it took the worst but it brought out the best in all of us. #ILookForSilverLinings."
A couple of days ago, it was reported that Akshay has donated Rs 1 crore to Gautam Gambhir's foundation to help people affected by the pandemic. The cricketer-turned-politician thanked the actor in a tweet calling him a 'ray of hope' in these trying times. Akshay replied to Gautam saying that he was glad that he could help.
"Every help in this gloom comes as a ray of hope. Thanks a lot @akshaykumar for committing Rs 1 crore to #GGF for food, meds and oxygen for the needy! God bless," Gautam Gambhir had tweeted.
Last year, Akshay had donated Rs 25 crore to PM CARES Fund and Rs 2 crore to Mumbai Police Foundation. Earlier, he had donated Rs Rs 1 crore each to the Assam Chief Minister’s Relief Fund and Kaziranga Park rescue mission. In 2015, he had also donated Rs 1 crore to the Chennai flood relief work and Rs 1 crore to the Chief Minister’s Relief fund to help Odisha victims get back on their feet affected by Cyclone Fani.
Akshay had recently contracted the deadly virus and was admitted to a Mumbai hospital. He has now recovered and in self-isolation at home with his family.
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