Coronavirus: Akshay Kumar now donates Rs 3 Crore to BMC for PPE Production

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After donating Rs 25 crore to PM-CARES Fund to help fight the novel coronavirus, Akshay Kumar has now contributed Rs 3 crore to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

Akshay Kumar now donates Rs 3 Crore

The actor has donated money to assist the making of personal protection equipment, masks and rapid testing kits to help the battle against COVID-19.

Akshay Kumar now donates Rs 3 Crore

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted on Friday, “#Update: After contributing Rs 25 cr to #PMCares, #AkshayKumar contributes Rs 3 cr to #BMC to assist in the making of PPEs, masks and rapid testing kits… #COVID19Pandemic #CoronaVirus #Covid_19 #COVID19 (sic).”

Confirming the actor’s contribution, Ashutosh Salil, BMC joint municipal commissioner informed Mid Day that, “A few days ago, Mr Kumar got in touch with the BMC commissioner [ and made the donation]. We are happy that the actor is doing his bit. We have been ensuring that funds don’t get stuck in multiple procedures as we can’t afford delays. The money donated by him will go into the general fund that will be used for [ the production of] PPE, masks, gloves and rapid testing kits.”

On Thursday, Akshay shared a picture of himself holding a placard with #DilSeThankYou written on it. The actor thanked all the essential service providers for working tirelessly in the time of crisis.

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 In India, the Covid-19 positive cases have reached the tally of 6,412 with 199 lives lost to the disease.