MUMBAI: Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan has added his name to the list of renowned personalities who have come forward to help frontline workers in their struggle against the deadly COVID-19 crisis.
The actor has contributed 25,000 personal protective equipment (PPE) kits to the Maharashtra Health Department for the safety of the doctors and healthcare workers. The generous contribution came to light only after the Minister of Public Health and Family Welfare, Maharashtra, Rajesh Tope, took to Twitter to thank him.
“Many thanks, Mr Shah Rukh Khan for your kind contribution of 25,000 PPE kits. This will go a long way in supporting our fight against COVID19 and protecting our frontline medical care team,” Tope’s tweet read.
Shah Rukh Khan thanked the Minister for “sourcing the kits” and added that he stood with all the others in this hour of need. “Thank you, sir, for all your help to source the kits. We are all together in this endeavor to protect ourselves and humanity. Glad to be of service. May your family and team be safe and healthy,” Khan’s response on Twitter read.
The actor has been active in reaching out to the authorities and contributing in the fight against COVID-19 in multiple locations across the country. A couple of days ago he and his wife, Gauri Khan, offered their 4-storey personal office space to help expand a quarantine capacity equipped with essentials for quarantined children, women and elderly.
Apart from this he has also committed to contributing to the PM-CARES Fund, established by the Indian Prime Miniter, and had also donated to both the Maharashtra and West Bengal Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.