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Corona Warrior: Sonu Sood to set up his first set of oxygen plants

News Agencies | Updated on: 22 May 2021, 14:18 IST
Sonu Sood ( (Image source: Instagram))

Bollywood star and philanthropist Sonu Sood, who has been trying to help as many people as possible amid the raging second COVID-19 wave, had ordered oxygen plants, and these plants would now be installed at hospitals in different states.

Sonu and his team are currently in the process of setting up an oxygen plant at Kurnool Government Hospital which will be followed by setting the next one at District Hospital, Atmakur, Nellore, followed by other states.

He had already acquired the necessary permissions from the municipal commissioner, the collector, and the other relevant authorities.

This plant will help thousands of people living in Kurnool and Nellore and the neighbouring villages by providing oxygen to them during these testing times.

Speaking about the plant at Kurnool Government Hospital, the district collector S.Ramsundar Reddy IAS said, "We are really thankful to Sonu Sood for his humanitarian gesture. The oxygen plant arranged by him will help in treating 150 to 200 Covid patients at Kurnool Government Hospital every day."

Adding to that, Sonu said, "This is the need of the hour to improve the health care especially in the rural areas. I feel these plants will help the needy people to fight Covid -19 bravely.

After Andhra Pradesh, we will be setting few more plants in few more other states between June and July. Right now, we are identifying the needy hospitals of various states."

These oxygen plants at Kurnool and Nellore will be operational from June.

The second wave of coronavirus has infected many people, and the number of COVID-19 positive cases has been rapidly rising. In Bollywood also, an array of celebrities got infected within a span of weeks.

Sonu, who has been in the limelight because of his philanthropic work, on April 17 was added to the list of Bollywood celebrities to be diagnosed with COVID-19 after Manish Malhotra, Katrina Kaif, Akshay Kumar, Vicky Kaushal, Govinda, Bhumi Pednekar, Aamir Khan, Paresh Rawal, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Aditya Narayan, Kartik Aaryan, and Aamir Khan, among others.

Earlier, Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Arjun Kapoor, Malaika Arora, and some others were also infected with the virus.

Sonu received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at Apollo Hospital, in Punjab on April 7. Sonu took to his social media accounts to share a picture from the hospital.

Along with getting vaccinated against the infection, the actor had also launched 'Sanjeevani - A Shot of Life', an initiative to encourage people to get vaccinated against the novel coronavirus and for raising awareness about the inoculation drive in the country.

Separately, on the film front, Sonu recently announced a new movie titled 'Kisaan', to be directed by E Niwas and backed by filmmaker Raaj Shaandilyaa. Apart from that, he will also be featured in Chiranjeevi starrer upcoming Telugu movie 'Acharya'.


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First published: 22 May 2021, 14:17 IST