COVID-19: RCB promises financial help for oxygen support

Ahmedabad: IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore on Sunday pledged financial contribution for healthcare infrastructure ‘related to oxygen support’ in India’s fight against the raging COVID-19 pandemic.

Virat Kohli, who captains the RCB, said in a video posted by the franchise on its twitter handle that they had discussions on how they can help people at the ground level.

“RCB has identified key areas where much-needed help is required immediately in healthcare infrastructure related to Oxygen support in Bangalore and other cities, and will be making a financial contribution towards this,” Kohli said in a video posted by RCB.

The Bengaluru-based franchise will also raise funds by auctioning special blue jerseys to be worn by players in an upcoming match to support healthcare infrastructure.

“The RCB is going to be sporting a special Blue jersey in one of the upcoming matches with key messaging on our match kits to pay our respect and show solidarity to all the frontline heroes who have spent majority of last year wearing PPE kits & leading the fight against the pandemic,” Kohli said.

“RCB will also auction all the signed player jerseys from this game to raise money and add to our earlier financial contribution supporting healthcare infrastructure. We urge all of you to stay safe at home and get vaccinated at the earliest opportunity,” he added.

RCB will play against Kolkata Knight Riders here on Monday.

India reported 3,92,488 COVID-19 cases and 3,689 deaths in the past 24 hours, pushing the overall infections to 1,95,57,457 and death toll to 2,15,542, Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) said on Sunday.


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