Actor Akshay Kumar extends his support to Nashik’s frontline workers. Earlier, he donated 1,000 smartwatches that track symptoms of the virus, to the Mumbai Police. Now, the actor has given 500 to the Nashik police after positive cases rise up in the city.
Vishwas Nangre Patil, the Nashik police commissioner, says, “We are grateful to Mr. Akshay Kumar for donating 500 smartwatches, which will be utilised by our frontline workers who are above 45 years of age.
The data of their body temperature, heart rate and blood pressure will be collected on the COVID dashboard, which is centrally monitored by the police force. The health and wellness dashboards, which records BMI and footsteps will also be tracked constantly.”
The bands will be available in India in phases. Before making it available for the general public, the wrist bands will be given on an immediate basis to frontline workers.
Meanwhile, in last month, Akshay Kumar donated Rs 3 crore to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for the manufacture of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), masks, and rapid testing kits, in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
This comes after the Bollywood superstar recently donated Rs 25 crore to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s PM-CARES fund.