Bollywood superstar Ajay Devgn had appealed to all to donate for the residents of Dharavi, Asia's largest slum located in Mumbai, which has become the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic in the city. Now, the actor has come forward and paid for oxygen cylinders and ventilators that will be used in a makeshift quarantine facility in the heart of Mumbai’s Dharavi.
Kiran Dighavkar, assistant municipal commissioner of G-North, told a leading daily that the actor readily paid for invaluable equipment for the facility, opened on Monday. “We told him we needed oxygen cylinders for all 200 beds and two portable ventilators. He readily agreed to pay for them,” he said.
The actor made the contribution through his Ajay Devgn Films Foundation. Ajay Devgn himself had taken the responsibility of 700 families. "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 and hygiene kits. We at ADFF are helping 700 families. I urge you to also donate," the actor had tweeted on May 27.
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 donatehttps://t.co/t4YVrIHg3M#MissionDharavi
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) May 27, 2020
The 200-bed facility, constructed in 15 days, will house four doctors, 12 nurses and 20 ward attendants. The facility will only be used for COVID-19 patients, except those that are very critical.
India has become the 7th most Coronavirus affected country in the world.
(Source: Mumbai Mirror)