Mumbai: Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar donated medical equipment to the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of a charitable hospital in Assam.
It will benefit over 2,000 children from underprivileged families who get admitted to the Makunda hospital, in Assam’s Karimganj district, The Indian Express has reported.
“The grant from the Sachin Tendulkar Foundation with support from Ekam Foundation will help us to provide better services at low costs to the poor people who come in large numbers in this area,” paediatric surgeon Dr Vijay Anand Ismael said.
Prior to this initiative in the north-east, Tendulkar’s foundation helped provide nutrition and education to tribal communities in Madhya Pradesh.
Tendulkar is the ‘Goodwill ambassador’ of UNICEF.