Bollywood actor Sonu Sood has been at the forefront ever since India battled the first wave. The actor has been tagged as a ‘messiah’ for his multiple initiatives to help citizens deal with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic which ravaged the entire country. Be it providing hospital beds or sending migrant workers back home, Sood has been in the thick of things from day 1. Now, to add another initiative to his already long list of good deeds, the actor has promised to set up as many as 18 oxygen plants across various states of India. He will start from Kurnool and Nellore in Andhra Pradesh and Mangalore in Karnataka.
Sood, then plans to set up the other oxygen plants in states like Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Telangana, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, and many others. The 18 oxygen plants will cater to almost 5,500 beds.
While briefing about the initiative, he 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 from its roots. So, we decided that we should set up entire oxygen plants in as many places as possible. These oxygen plants would be installed mostly in hospitals where poor people are given free treatment. 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 said.
Talking about tackling the third wave of Covid-19, Sood said, “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 3rd or a 4th wave or even a pandemic. These villages will get a complete flow of oxygen forever.”