The second wave of COVID-19 has hit India with ferocity. Amid the present crisis, actor Ajay Devgn is helping BMC to provide emergency medical facilities for Mumbaikars.
While last year he had donated ventilators to Mumbai’s slum area Dharavi, now Devgn along with his colleagues from the industry have helped set up an emergency medical unit at Mumbai’s Shivaji Park.
Local newspapers reported that BMC has converted Bharat Scouts & Guides Hall at Shivaji Park to a 20-bed COVID-19 facility with ventilators, oxygen support and para monitors. Funds for this have been contributed by Devgn through his social service wing NY Foundations.
Sources say that besides Ajay Devgn, filmmakers Anand Pandit, Boney Kapoor, Luv Ranjan, Rajneesh Khanuja, Leena Yadav and Ashim Bajaj; OTT giants, Sameer Nair(Applause), Deepak Dhar & Rishi Negi (Banijay Asia, Seven Tauras Entertainment Private Limited), entrepreneur Tarun Rathi and action-director R P Yadav have reportedly made a contribution of over Rs.1 crore to the “Smiley Account” which is the business development cell of the BMC.
“It is great that Ajay Devgn supported BMC,” said local Shiv Sena corporator Vishaka Raut.
“It will be an extension of Hinduja Hospital,” said COO, Joy Chakraborty confirming that they would provide food, linen, medicine and man power to this emergency unit.