Yuvraj Singh's foundation donates 50 CCU beds to medical facilities in Srinagar and Dibrugarh

The #Mission1000beds was launched by Yuvraj Singh's foundation YouWeCan earlier this year.

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Yuvraj Singh. (Photo Source: Twitter)

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Earlier this year, former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh had announced that his foundation will help hospitals to add more and more beds to their premises to help them fight the current situation of the coronavirus pandemic. The step was also taken to ensure that the hospitals are equipped to be ready in a situation of greater medical demands. 

It is safe to say that Yuvraj, much like his ability to deliver on the field, has done his part right off the field as well. According to a report, his foundation YouWeCan has managed to set up 50 critical care unit (CCU) beds at the Assam Medical College in Dibrugarh and as many at the Government Medical College in Srinagar. 

The announcement was made by the Twitter account of the foundation, where they announced the work which they have done, in collaboration with the well-known firm, Accenture. It was also revealed that this move was under the initiative Mission1000Beds which was started by the foundation earlier this year. 

“Funds contributed by Accenture have also been used by YouWeCan Foundation to provide a range of medical equipment including ICU ventilators, BiPAP machines, patient monitors, ECG machines, defibrillators, and oxygen cylinders to the hospital,” the spokesperson said and was quoted by News18. 

The second wave of the COVID-19 overwhelmed the healthcare infrastructure of our country: Yuvraj Singh

The spokesperson further revealed that the facility was virtually inaugurated by Yuvraj himself. The event also had the presence of Dr. Yashpal Sharma, Director (Coordination), New Government Medical Colleges, Jammu and Kashmir, and representatives from Accenture.

“The second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic overwhelmed the healthcare infrastructure of our country. We struggled to procure ICU beds, oxygen cylinders, and other critical care facilities to help our loved ones during that period,” the former India cricketer said. The initiative is aiming to help the country fight better if a potential third wave eventually comes and hits the medical facilities hard. 

“Through our #Mission1000Beds initiative, we are setting up COVID-19 critical care facilities at hospitals across the country to increase existing capacities,” Singh said. Apart from their work in Jammu and Kashmir and Assam, the YouWeCan foundation has also, with the help of Accenture, set up a total of 385 CCU beds at government hospitals across Telangana, Tamil Nadu, and Haryana.