Actor Amitabh Bachchan has said that he has purchased 50 oxygen concentrators from Poland ‘in our hour of need’. In his latest blog post, he wrote that oxygen concentrators have also been ordered from another source, adding that ‘about 60 of them should be coming in in a few days’.
Amitabh has a personal relationship with Poland and particularly Wroclaw, a city that had honoured his late father distinguished Hindi poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan. In October 2020, he had shared a glimpse of a square in Wroclaw that has been named after his father. He had called it a moment of immense dignity for his family as well as for India.
On Thursday, he wrote in his blog, “The general call from the places that were in need of help had been for the urgent need of Oxygen Concentrators. These are and were difficult to procure and when I was not getting any immediate source to acquire them my friend and the Indian Consul in Wroclaw stepped forward…came out with the name and details of a Polish company that was making them…I immediately placed an order for 50 Oxygen Concentrators…”