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BCCI to donate 2,000 oxygen concentrators of 10-litre capacity

Medical oxygen. Stock photo: Michael Schwarzenberger/Pixabay

Mumbai, May 24 (MNN) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said on Monday that it will contribute 2,000 oxygen concentrators of 10-litre capacity to boost India’s efforts in overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic.

These concentrators will be given across India over the next few months, with the hope that critical medical aid and care will be provided to the needy patients and it will reduce the havoc unleashed by the pandemic.

BCCI President Sourav Ganguly said: “The BCCI acknowledges the stellar role the medical and healthcare community has played and continues to play as we fight this long battle against the virus. They have truly been frontline warriors and have done whatever possible to shield us.

“The Board has always put health and safety at the top of the chart and remains committed to the cause. The oxygen concentrators will provide immediate relief to those affected and will help in their speedy recovery.”

BCCI Honorary Secretary Jay Shah said: “We stand shoulder to shoulder in this collective fight against the virus. The BCCI understands the desperate need for medical equipment in this hour of crisis and hopes this effort will help in narrowing the demand-supply gap that has generated across the country.”

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