In a selfless gesture, Bollywood star Ajay Devgn has come forward to pay for the oxygen cylinders and ventilators that will be used in a makeshift quarantine facility in the heart of Mumbai’s Dharavi. The locality which is also called Asia’s largest slum has every day growing cases of the coronavirus.
The assistant municipal commissioner of G-North, Kiran Dighavkar was quite by a daily, “We told him we needed oxygen cylinders for all 200 beds and two portable ventilators. He readily agreed to pay for them”.
Through his Ajay Devgn Films Foundation, the actor had earlier provided ration kits for 700 families in Dharavi as informed by BMC.
The actor called for donations in a tweet, on May 27 he wrote, “Dharavi is at the epicentre of the Covid19 outbreak.Many citizens supported by MCGM are working tirelessly on ground through NGOs to provide the needy with ration & hygiene kits. We at ADFF are helping 700 families.I urge you to also donate.”
A 200-bed facility was erected in just 15 days with four doctors, 12 nurses and 20 ward attendants. Maharashtra especially Mumbai, has the highest number of coronavirus cases in the country. According the CM Uddhav Thackeray, the state has around 34000 active cases till today.