Sourav Ganguly, the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), on Friday donated two oxygen concentrators for those in need of the facility in Darjeeling district, following a request from CPM leader Asok Bhattacharya. The concentrators will be used by red volunteers — a team of CPM youths who are extending a range of help to people — across the district and will be provided to those in need free of cost.
Speaking about Sourav Ganguly’s donation for corona, Bhattacharya said that earlier this month, he had spoken with the BCCI President and requested him to provide the equipment to aid those in need in the Darjeeling district. He added that the former cricketer was busy earlier which is why he could not respond immediately. However, Bhattacharya revealed that it was on last Tuesday, that Ganguly called him from Mumbai and asked me if he could send somebody to Calcutta to collect two O2 concentrators. Last month, Ganguly donated 50 oxygen concentrators to different hospitals and NGOs in Kolkata. The veteran cricketer’s team visited government hospitals across Kolkata and donated oxygen concentrators. Sourav Ganguly’s team also visited the Vidyasagar Hospital at Behala where they donated two oxygen concentrators.