Anupam Kher's 'Project Heal India' to provide medical aids during COVID-19 crisis
Anupam Kher's 'Project Heal India' to conduct relief activities for the COVID-19 crisis in the country; read more.
As India is fighting the second wave of novel coronavirus, many Bollywood celebrities are lending a helping hand amid the ongoing crisis. Actor Anupam Kher has initiated a relief organisation with Dr Ashutosh Tewari and Baba Kalyani, called 'Project Heal India'. The project is the joint effort of three organisations working towards a common goal.
Anupam Kher Foundation, in collaboration with Dr Ashutosh Tewari (Global Cancer Foundation, USA) and Baba Kalyani (Bharat Forge, India), recently started an initiative called “Project Heal India”.
This initiative aims to provide aid in the current fight against COVID-19 across India by providing medical aid and other relief during these unprecedented times. It's a worthy initiative to help people in need during such worrisome times. The organizations will provide critical equipment and other life-supporting devices to needy institutions and hospitals across India through the project.
The first consignment of Cross Vent Ventilators (ICU Critical Care), Medtronic Ventilators, ResMed non-invasive ventilation devices and oxygen concentrators are expected to arrive in India within the week. Anupam Kher said, “At the time of an ongoing world crisis, we human beings have always collectively come together to respond and provide help in any way possible. As India is reeling under a huge crisis, our moral responsibility is to pick up the mantle and do our bit. Numerous people worldwide reached out asking for ways to be of help, but Dr Ashutosh Tewari was one of the first to come up with a concrete plan. This gave me the needed impetus to take this forward and be of service to our nation. People and humanitarians like Mr Baba Kalyani and Dr Ashutosh Tewari help make the world a better place and restore our faith time and again in humanity. I am honoured and pleased to be joining hands with them.”
Speaking about this, Dr Ashutosh Tewari said, “We want the people in India to know that they are not alone, and we will fight this together. We may be 10,000 miles away, but we continue to keep you close in our hearts and thoughts. The supplies we are sending are a kind of symbolic gesture and a sign of solidarity. We know that the needs are both extremely urgent and very great. On behalf of everyone who has so generously contributed to this effort, we are grateful to be able to contribute to Project Heal India. COVID-19 has touched me personally and professionally in many ways, yet I remain hopeful that together we will win this fight.”
Adding further, Mr Baba Kalyani said, “This is a good gesture from Dr Ashutosh Tewari, Chairman, Milton and Carroll Petrie Department of Urology at the Icahn School of Medicine Mount Sinai, whom I have known for the last 14 years. As an eminent American Doctor of Indian origin, this generous effort to help the Indian medical system with so much support at this time of crisis is immensely valued. I am personally humbled and very pleased to contribute to this collective endeavour, Project Heal India, along with Anupamji and his foundation.”
Project Heal India will also continue to raise funds, medicines, and other necessary relief material to help our people and our community at large.