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Actor Rituparna Sengupta lends helping hand to Covid patients in Kolkata

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Actor Rituparna Sengupta, who is now stranded in Singapore, is providing relief to several Covid positive patients in the city. “With my contacts I am trying to help people in Kolkata with beds and oxygen cylinders,” said the actor. She said that she tied up with dancer Avirup Sengupta’s NGO, Prayas, and she is getting food delivered at the doorsteps of positive patients who are in home isolation.

“As many families are affected, there is none to step out for shopping or to cook food. We are supplying cooked food twice to around 40 people at their houses. Avirup proposed the idea and I readily accepted to do something during this crisis period,” she said. “We started it in the places like Garia, Patuli and the areas around Bypass in southern parts of the city. Still I find many people are not wearing masks. I will post a video and urge them to wear it,” she added.
The actor is talking to two city hospitals so that vaccination can be done for around 100 specially-abled people for free. “I will bear the cost partly. There are long queues in front of the vaccination centres. So, disabled people find it difficult for them to stand in queues to be inoculated,” she said.Avirup said they are providing some medicines to the Covid positive patients and thanked a social worker Piyali Dutta for her aid to their initiative.

Source: Times of India

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