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PremierLeague-News.Com - 'If you look at the hospitals now, they are full. Patients are being turned away and there's very little oxygen there.'
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Boxer Amir Khan has launched an emergency appeal to help tackle the ‘spiraling’ coronavirus crisis in India. On Monday (May 3), India reported 368,147 new coronavirus infections in the span of just 24 hours - taking the country’s tally to almost 20 million cases. The nationwide death toll currently stands at 218,959. In a bid to battle the surge in cases, boxer Amir Khan, who was born in Bolton, has announced details of an emergency appeal he hopes will help ensure some of India's key support organisations can keep running. The appeal will help five organisations across India provide key support and healthcare during the crisis. Read More Related Articles Airport arrival halls “breeding ground for infection”: MPs say restrictions on foreign holidays should be maintained Read More Related Articles The latest Greater Manchester coronavirus infection rates - borough by borough Swasti, SaveLIFE Foundation, Aajeevika Bureau, Swasth Foundation and Goonj have been working together to secure medical oxygen for hospitals and deliver food to local communities in need. Amir said: “I’m so pleased to be working in partnership with Dasra, One Family Global and our partner organisations on the ground to provide urgent support in India. "The situation is critical – one person is dying every four minutes in New Delhi. “It’s our duty to help our brothers and sisters in India in any way we can.” Since launching last Thursday (April 29), the fundraiser has already raised more than £16,000. Appearing on Good Morning Britain on Monday morning (May 3), the boxer said the appeal was to provide support to people on the ground in India. “I've spent a lot of time in Delhi and that's one of the hardest hit places,” he explained. "If you look at the hospitals now, they are full.
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.” Appearing alongside Amir, Deval Sanghavi, co-founder of Dasra, said that the country’s situation was continuing to escalate. "People are not getting access to healthcare,” Deval told the ITV breakfast show.
Amir Khan appeared on Good Morning Britain to discuss the coronavirus crisis in India
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“We don't have a system that can bear the brunt of what Covid has given us in these last few weeks. “So many people are dying without the access of oxygen, nurses, hospital beds, ICU's. “Families are spending 20 to 48 hours making hundreds of calls just to get a family member admitted into a hospital. “It's absolutely devastating. There’s not one person I know that hasn't lost a loved one in these last few weeks. It's just horrible.”
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has recently pledged to send an additional 1,000 ventilators to India. The shipment follows from the previous pledge of 200 ventilators, 495 oxygen concentrators and three oxygen generation units. The PM is expected to hold a virtual meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday (May 4). You can donate to the fundraiser here.
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