The YouWeCan Foundation is a non-government organization that was started by the legendary cricketer and the winner of the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award, Yuvraj Singh. The organization mainly works for the healthcare aspect, focusing on cancer patients.
But it was during the time of Covid after witnessing the sufferings of the general public that the organization started a program under which they aimed to donate a total of 1000 beds to various hospitals across India in partnership with One Digital Entertainment.
Dr Niru Prabha Saharia, Head of the Department and Associate Professor (paediatrics) at the Tezpur Medical College and Hospital said that such kind of help and donations are the need of the hour.
It was last year when the foundation provided hygiene kits of more than Rs 10 lakh to the Covid affected states. The foundation has also worked in association with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, UNICEF and WHO.
Dr Sanjeev Kakoty, Superintendent of the Assam Medical College & Hospital, Dibrugarh, informed the media that the organization expressed the will to donate 100 beds in the pediatric ward of the hospital keeping in mind that the upcoming third wave might affect the children the most. Out of these 10 beds in the pediatric ICU, 20 beds will be equipped with ventilators and the other 80 will be oxygen-generated beds.
In conversation with Fit Northeast regarding this initiative, Dr Niru Prabha Saharia, Head of the Department and Associate Professor (Paediatrics) at the Tezpur Medical College & Hospital said, "Such kind of help and donations are the need of the hour. Not only during Covid, even in normal times too, the pediatric wards suffered lack of beds, basic amenities and equipment. This initiative is definitely very beneficial for our department as we are gearing up to protect the children from the third wave".