Yuvraj Singh sets up 1000 beds through his foundation across India

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Yuvraj Singh (PC: Milaap,)

Mumbai: In the hour of need former India cricketer Yuvraj Singh stepped up
to help the country in its fight against the coronavirus. Yuvraj on Tuesday, announced that his foundation ‘YouWeCan’ will set up 1000 beds in hospitals across India for critical care of COVID-19 patients.

Posting the same on his social media handle, he wrote, “The 2nd wave of COVID has been devastating. Countless lives have been lost & thousands have had to struggle. #Mission1000Beds is an effort to enhance the critical care capacity of hospitals. Join our fight so that we can save valuable lives. @YouWeCan.”

“All of us have lost loved ones and also witnessed countless cases of people struggling for oxygen, ICU beds and other critical care facilities required to combat COVID. I too, have been deeply impacted by this and felt that we all need to step up to support our healthcare providers and the central as well as state governments who are all working tirelessly,” Yuvraj Singh was quoted as saying to PTI.

The explosive batsman also urged Indian start-ups, innovators and research institutions to join his venture to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. “I want to share it for all start-ups, entrepreneurs and scientists, whoever are innovating and leading research institutions. I just want all of them to join our mission by bringing new technology solutions, quicker and more affordable healthcare solutions for Indians.”

“You start to feel like you are in a war and soldiers are getting injured and the injured do not get hospital beds for the treatment. We decided that we just can’t sit at home. It was just not unacceptable to sit and do nothing. That’s when we decided to set up ‘mission1000bed’. Everybody deserves to get treated and get hospital care,” Singh added.

The initiative has been launched in a partnership with ‘One Digital Entertainment’ which aims to strengthen the capacity of government, army constitutions and charitable hospitals in the country. According to reports, the foundation aims to provide 1000+ critical care beds, 2000+ oxygen cylinders, 500+ BiPAP machines, 100+ ventilators, and estimates to benefit 6000+ patients each month. If reports are something to go by the foundation has already started installing beds in Delhi-NCR, Punjab, Haryana, UP, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Telangana, Karnataka and MP.

Last year the Foundation also worked with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, UNICEF and WHO on conducting multiple Covid-19 awareness campaigns. They also mobilized resources towards Covid-19 affected states across the country by providing over 10 lakh hygiene kits.

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