Bollywood Badshah Shah Rukh Khan provides 25,000 PPE kits to healthcare staff in Maharashtra
First Published 14, Apr 2020, 12:46 PM
54-year-old superstar Shah Rukh Khan had earlier announced various initiatives to help the country during corona crisis
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan on Monday provided 25,000 PPE kits to the frontline medical staff in Maharashtra fighting to contain novel coronavirus pandemic in the state. Rajesh Tope, minister of public health and family welfare of Maharashtra, said the Fan actor's contribution will help healthcare workers immensely.
"Many thanks Mr Shah Rukh Khan for your kind contribution of 25,000 PPE kits. This will go a long way in supporting our fight against COVID19 & protecting our frontline medical care team @iamsrk @MeerFoundation @CMOMaharashtra," Tope tweeted.
Replying to the minister, Shah Rukh said everyone is united in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Thank you sir for all your help to source the kits. We are all together in this endeavour to protect ourselves and humanity. Glad to be of service. May your family and team be safe and healthy," the actor wrote on the microblogging site.
The development comes weeks after it was announced that Shah Rukh's NGO Meer Foundation will work with Maharashtra and West Bengal governments for the supply of 50,000 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for healthcare professionals.
Recently, the actor, along with wife Gauri Khan, offered their four-storey personal office space for treating COVID-19 patients.