Hyderabad: Actor and philanthropist Sonu Sood has been trying to help out as many people as possible amid the Covid-19 pandemic. From delivering oxygen cylinders at doorsteps to helping the needy get proper medical attention and setting up oxygen plants — the actor has been doing it all.
On Wednesday, the actor released a video on his Twitter handle as to how he would like to go forward with another ambitious project of setting up 18 oxygen plants across the country.
The actor said, “In the last few months we have seen that the biggest problem that we all have faced is oxygen and the unavailability of it. My team and I thought about what we should do to eradicate this oxygen problem. So, we have decided to set up oxygen plants in as many places as possible.”
He started off with Andhra Pradesh (Kurnool and Nellore) and then with Mangalore. Oxygen plants are also coming up in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Telangana, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh. These 18 oxygen plants will cater to almost 5,500 beds.
Sonu Sood adds, “These oxygen plants would be installed mostly in hospitals where the poor people are being treated. With these oxygen plants being installed, our aim is to ensure that not a single person in the country should die of the unavailability of a basic necessity like oxygen. Let’s all come together and give a hand to the needy in these striving times.”
He went on to say, “This will solve the problem of oxygen forever. We now have 750 odd oxygen concentrators which we are giving out, and they’re all for domestic usage. But the oxygen plants will keep giving oxygen for years to come. There wouldn’t be a shortage of oxygen in these areas ever again. Why wait for a third or a fourth wave or even a pandemic. These villages will get a complete flow of oxygen forever.”
Sonu Sood assures that these plants will get installed and start functioning within the next month.
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