Sonu Sood comes to Suresh Raina’s rescue as cricketer seeks oxygen cylinder for family member

Actor is a ray of hope amid India's crippling Covid-19 crisis

Entertainment Desk May 07, 2021

Bollywood actor Sonu Sood came to cricketer Suresh Raina’s aid after he urgently asked for oxygen cylinder for his aunt in Meerut.

Taking to Twitter, Raina wrote, “[I] urgently require an oxygen cylinder in Meerut for my aunt. [She’s] 65 and hospitalised with severe lung infection.” He added, “Covid + SPO2 without support 70 SPO2 with support 91, kindly help with any leads. @myogiadityanath,” the actor concluded, tagging the Uttar Pradesh chief minister.

But Sood promptly replied to his tweet writing, “Oxygen cylinder reaching in 10 minutes bhai.” Soon after, Raina replied thanking him. “Sonu paji thank you so much for all the help. Big big help! Stay blessed.”

Sood has been actively helping people since the Covid-19 crisis hit India. During the second wave of the pandemic, Sood and his charitable foundation assisted civilians with similar medical emergencies – such as providing oxygen cylinders and hospital beds among other requirements.

Earlier, Sood started an initiative to support the education of children who lost their parents amid the pandemic. He appealed to the government, as well as other charitable foundations to aid his cause.

He shared in an Instagram video saying, “I would like to request the government, the state government, the central government, or any institutes trying to help, to ensure the education of children who’ve lost their parents to Covid. Whether they’re in a government or a private institution, their education should be free of cost from school to college.”

In a recent interview with Mojo, Sood spoke up about the ongoing situation, “Nothing can be worse than this. At least, oxygen is my right. A hospital is my right. If we say one lakh people have died, then imagine if we had one lakh more beds, these people would have been saved. The people who have died didn’t deserve to die. They are dying because they are not getting the treatment at the right time. Someone’s oxygen drops from 88 to 60 because he or she didn’t get a bed or oxygen. How are the families of these people going to lead their lives? They will live as failed humans. We all have also failed as humans.”

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