Priyanka Chopra on Wednesday night announced a fundraiser to help India as the country battles a deadly second wave of the pandemic. She urged everyone towards Covid-19 relief in India requesting them to donate as much as they can to help all patients critical due to shortage of oxygen supplies and life-saving medicines.
Taking to Instagram, the actor shared a video of herself talking about the grim situation in India. She said, Why do we need to care? Why is it so urgent right now? I am sitting in London and hearing from my friends and family in India about how hospitals are at capacity, there are no rooms in ICUs, ambulances are too busy, oxygen supply is less, crematoriums having mass cremations because the volume of death is so much. India is my home and India is bleeding.
Highlighting the debilitating situation of India on international platform, Chopra spoke about the Oxygen crisis, hospital beds shortage and a reported deficit of Covid-19 vaccines and medicines, and stated why the global community needs to care about what’s currently happening in the country, her native land.
Chopra, who is currently in London due to work commitments, along with her husband Nick Jonas has set up a fundraiser in collaboration with GiveIndia, which is an online donation platform. In the caption of the video, she has mentioned that she and Nick Jonas have already donated for the cause and will continue to donate more.
India, my home, is suffering the world’s worst Covid crisis, and we all need to help! People are dying in record numbers. There is illness everywhere, and it’s only continuing to spread and kill at great speed and scale. I have set up a fundraiser with GiveIndia, the largest organization on the ground in India providing Covid relief. Whatever you can spare, truly makes a difference. Your donation will go directly to healthcare physical infrastructure (including Covid care centers, Isolation centers, and oxygen generation plants), medical equipment, and vaccine support and mobilization. Please donate. Nick and I already have and will continue to contribute, Chopra wrote in the caption.