Shilpa Shetty almost breaks down in a video urging people to help in COVID times

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India is currently battling the worst health crisis it has ever seen in history. Not just the rise in coronavirus cases but demand for oxygen cylinders and medicines, hospital beds too has raised concern. Actress Shilpa Shetty recently took to social media expressing her concern and thanking the frontline heroes.

Shilpa Shetty talked about the healthcare situation in the country amid the coronavirus pandemic and said, ”I am not okay and I cannot be, none of us are. We are experiencing this inexplicable pain from all that is happening around us. I just keep wondering how can a child cope with the loss of a parent or a parent bear the loss of a child especially when they are not even allowed to see their loved ones in their last moments, not allowed to perform the last rites given this situation.”

During the video message, Shilpa Shetty almost broke down and urged people to help each other. ”We are not just people to covid, but we are also losing people to hunger, to the lack of oxygen, to the lack of timely medical care,” the actor added. Shilpa also thanked the BMC workers, healthcare officials and all the frontline workers for ‘doing so much without a break’.

Shilpa also urged people to help those in need and shared that she herself is also associated with a platform that aims to eliminate hunger amid the coronavirus crisis. She also spoke of an organisation called Khaana Chahiye, which is involved in feeding people. She asked her fans to donate liberally in a link she shared and also requested her fellow industry folks to join this initiative or any other ‘they deem fit’. She ended the video with the request to all her fans to mask up, maintain social distancing and go in for vaccinations if they were eligible for it.

Several Bollywood celebrities have come forward to help the citizens. While Sonu Sood has opened a channel called ‘India Fights With Covid’ which aims to find hospitals, medicines and oxygen, Akshay Kumar has donated Rs 1 crore to former cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir’s foundation as a covid relief measure. Salman Khan has also revived his food trucks to provide meals to the frontline workers in Mumbai.

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