Sonu Sood is icon of hope once again

Tenzin Pema, Trisha Medhi

Bollywood actor and philanthropist Sonu Sood has yet again emerged as an icon of hope amidst the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in India.

Sonu and his team, under the Sood Charity Foundation, has been providing much-needed, life-saving COVID-19 medical resources such as oxygen cylinders, oxygen concentrators, plasma, and Remdesivir, while also helping critical patients find hospital beds so they can receive immediate medical attention, and providing financial support to others most in need.

Ever since the pandemic broke out in India, Sonu has been at the forefront, helping thousands of people in various ways, be it enabling migrant workers to return home or upskilling them and helping them find jobs, or providing financial aid and support for those who have serious medical conditions or are underprivileged.

Amidst the second wave too, Sonu has launched various initiatives to help Indians across the country to fight the deadly second wave. Recently, Sonu and his team worked the entire night to provide oxygen for a Bengaluru hospital and helped save 22 Covid-19 positive patients.

Apart from this, Sood has launched a 'COVID force' on Telegram to arrange resources to those in need. He has also arranged oxygen plants from France and other nations to be installed at various places in India.

Talking about the same, he said,

“We have seen a lot of people suffering because of the unavailability of oxygen cylinders. We have got it now, and are already giving it to people. However, these oxygen plants will not only supply to hospitals but will also fill oxygen cylinders, which will solve a major problem.”

Free oxygen for Bengaluru, Delhi

The actor and humanitarian says he will be providing oxygen concentrators free of cost to people in some of India's most COVID-affected cities like Delhi and Bengaluru. Those in Bengaluru who need oxygen can WhatsApp 70699-99961.

For Delhi, Sonu says he and his team have received the most number of requests for oxygen from the capital city. COVID-affected families who need an oxygen concentrator in Delhi can register their request with Sonu's team by giving a missed call to 022-61403615.

Through his Sood Charity Foundation's partnership with Tushti India and DTDC Express, Sonu says the oxygen concentrators will be delivered to people's doorsteps to be used for free. Once they have recovered from Covid-19, they can return the oxygen concentrators so another person may benefit from this, he says.

Earlier in May, Sonu Sood also helped airlift a critically ill COVID-19 patient from Jhansi to Hyderabad’s Apollo Hospital. The patient, Kailash Agarwal, was told that his treatment could not be continued at that hospital and had to move to a bigger one. The challenge he faced was getting the necessary permissions from the District Magistrates to get the air ambulance and get the transfer done.

“As there are no airports at Jhansi, the air ambulance had to pick up the patient from Gwalior, and that was another major challenge to bring the patient from Jhansi to Gwalior. But the team came through and got everything set up so that no time was wasted. Now, the treatment is going well at Apollo Hospital, Hyderabad, and we hope for the best," he told Zee News.

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