Actor Raveena Tandon donated nine oxygen cylinders to the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA). The association on Monday issued a statement thanking the actor for her contribution during this “grim” situation which shall be “utilised by SCBA to save lives of our members and their families who are unable to get admissions in hospitals and are dying in need of oxygen.”
“For this kind gesture, SCBA shall always be grateful to you,” the statement read.
For Lawyers & Legal Journalists in #Delhi #NCR. I had personally requested @TandonRaveena ji to provide #OxygenCylinders for COVID affected Lawyers & Legal Journalists. Raveena ji has sent 9 Oxygen Cylinders. They will now be sent to our Hon’ble Supreme Court Bar Association 1/2
— Utsav Bains (@utsavbains) May 9, 2021
While expressing “distress and shock” over the death of 90 lawyers over the past few days, the SCBA wrote that the continuing spike in Covid-19 cases and “lack of medical infrastructure in and around Delhi has hampered the admission of our members and their families in hospitals in this hour of need”.
Since the second wave of Covid-19 hit the country since March, thousands of people have died across the country and continue to struggle with lack of oxygen cylinders, hospital beds, ventilators, medicines and vaccines.
At a time when the Centre has been failing to tackle the situation, celebrities and the general public have resorted to social media to attend to SOS emergency calls for the need for oxygen cylinders, medicines and treatments.
“When I put out a tweet looking for a bed for a child in Delhi two weeks ago, the person who reached out and worked to solve the problem was @TandonRaveena She has quietly been saving so many lives. I wanted you guys to know. Thank you, Raveenaji,” tweeted journalist Faye DSouza.
Sanjay Raina, the founder of Mealability and Plasma NCR, tweeted his gratitude for Tandon for responding and helping his uncle when “hell had broken loose here in Delhi”.
— Raveena Tandon (@TandonRaveena) May 11, 2021
Actor Sonu Sood and his team at the Sood Charity Foundation have been working tirelessly attending SOS calls, arranging oxygen cylinders and medicines globally. Recently, he and his team worked through the night to provide oxygen cylinders to save the lives of over 20 patients at the ARAK hospital in Bengaluru in response to an SOS call.
Sood has been working for the underprivileged and arranging aid since 2020, when the nationwide lockdown was imposed. From arranging transportation for migrant labourers to take them home safely, funding the education of underprivileged children, feeding thousands of migrants daily to arranging vaccines, medicines and beds.
Arjun Gowda, the Kannada actor best known for Aa Drushya, recently started driving ambulances. He has been providing ambulance service with medical help, transports patients to hospitals and helps families with the final rites of patients who succumbed to Covid-19 across Karnataka.