Priyanka Chopra, in her bit in the fight against the deadly second wave of COVID-19, has set up a fundraiser for India, her “home.” The actress, who is currently in London due to work commitments and urged others towards COVID-19 relief for India via a fundraiser she has set up with GiveIndia.
Taking to social media, she posted a video in which she is speaking about the grim situation of India due to the coronavirus. From hospitals being unable to accommodate patients to the critical shortage of oxygen supplies across the nation – is all that she pointed on.
“Why do we need to care? Why is it so urgent right now? I am sitting in London and hearing from my friends and family in India about how hospitals are at capacity, there are no rooms in ICUs, ambulances are too busy, oxygen supply is less, crematoriums having mass cremations because the volume of death is so much.
“India is my home and India is bleeding. And we, as a global community, need to care. And I’ll tell you why we need to care: Because unless everyone is safe, no one is safe. And I understand a lot of people must be angry thinking about why we are in this place in the first place? Why is this happening? Well, we’ll address that. We’ll address that after we stop the urgency,” she added.
India recorded over 3,79,308 fresh COVID cases on Thursday. More than 2 lakh people have succumbed to the virus now in the country. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday, One Lakh portable Oxygen concentrators will be procured and 500 oxygen generation plants will be set up with PM-CARES funds.