Bollywood superstar, Shah Rukh Khan, donated 500 Remdesivir injections to treat patients affected by Covid-19 in Delhi.
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain thanked the actor and his NGO Meer Foundation for the gesture, reports India Today.
The Delhi Health Ministry has allowed the use of Remdesivir for restricted emergency purposes in patients in the moderate stages of the Covid-19 under "investigational therapies" in its Clinical Management Protocols for the disease.
On Thursday, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain took to Twitter to thank Shah Rukh Khan. In his tweet, he wrote, "We are extremely thankful to Shah Rukh Khan and Meer Foundation for donating 500 Remdesivir injections at a time when it was needed the most. We are much obliged for the support extended by you during the time of crisis."
This is not the first time Shah Rukh Khan has donated for the fight against Covid-19. In April, his companies - Kolkata Knight Riders, Red Chillies Entertainment, Meer Foundation and Red Chillies VFX - contributed to a number of relief funds, including the PM-Cares Fund and Maharashtra Chief Minister's Relief Fund, among others.
In November, Shah Rukh Khan donated 20,000 N-95 masks to Kerala. State Health Minister KK Shailaja thanked the actor for his contribution.