Former international cricketer Yuvraj Singh urged start-ups, innovators and research institutions to join his campaign to fight the COVID-19 pandemic by providing innovative, affordable healthcare solutions.
New Delhi. Former international cricketer Yuvraj Singh urged start-ups, innovators and research institutions to join his campaign to fight the COVID-19 pandemic by providing innovative, affordable healthcare solutions. Singh, through his venture ‘YouWeCan’, has launched a campaign to set up 1,000 beds for the care of COVID-19 patients in government and army hospitals across the country. Yuvraj Singh is working on creating a platform to strengthen the efforts made by various organizations to deal with the challenges arising out of the pandemic.
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Singh told PTI, “I want to share this with all the start-ups, entrepreneurs and scientists who are also innovating and leading research institutions. I want them to join our campaign by bringing new technology solutions, quicker and more affordable healthcare solutions to all Indians.” YouWeCan said Delhi-NCR, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan , Telangana, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh have started providing beds. “You start feeling like you are in a war and soldiers are getting injured and the injured don’t get hospital beds for treatment. We decided that we could not sit at home. It was unacceptable to sit and do nothing. That’s when we decided to set up Mission 1000 beds. Everyone deserves treatment and hospital care.
‘YouWeCan’ and Singh’s family have initially contributed around Rs 2 crore to meet the challenges of COVID-19 and have now started ‘crowdsourcing’ the mission for 1000 beds. Singh said, “One thousand beds is the minimum that I can afford. I want to go up to 2,000-5,000, but we initially decided to stick to what we can achieve.” Singh said, “Government and army hospitals have manpower. We are providing them additional infrastructure. It is difficult to generate manpower in a short span of time.” According to estimates by YouWeCan, the construction of greenfield (new) infrastructure in the 1,000-bed hospital will cost around Rs 1 crore. Singh said, “Once the COVID-19 pandemic is over, these beds will be used for the treatment of cancer patients.
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