Former Indian and Australian cricketers arrange vital medical equipment for COVID relief

Former India leg-spinner Laxman Sivaramakrishnan has joined hands with his counterparts in Australia and Australian Indian Medical Association to provide medical equipment across India.

The Australian cricketers involved in this project include former Australian cricketers Lisa Sthalekar, Matthew Hayden and Mike Hussey.

Doctors from Western Australia, including Dr Paddy Ramanathan, have also contributed to the cause.

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Laxman Sivaramakrishnan told the New Indian Express.

“…all of us wanted to help in whatever way we can. As soon as they came to know about the dire situation, the Indian doctors’ fraternity in Western Australia came together.”

They have already handed over the first consignment of ventilators, oxygen concentrators and other vital equipment to the Central government.

This first consignment via Singapore through a cargo flight and the next consignments will be sent to Pune, Bengaluru and Chennai.

The cricketers and doctors also have plans to provide mental health support to those affected by Covid-19.