The Bollywood actress has been working towards setting up a 30-bed pediatric ward in Delhi to fight COVID-19 under Save the Children initiative
To prepare for a possible third wave of COVID-19, with predictions of children being impacted to a greater degree, Huma Qureshi, along with Save the Children, are setting up a 30-bed pediatric ward. Huma Qureshi and Save the Children staff recently visited a hospital in New Delhi to take stock of the progress of this initiative. Following the first two waves where there has been an increase in infections amongst the younger population, child-specific needs are the focus of this initiative called ‘Breath of Life’.
While preparing this ward, special care is being taken to make it as child-friendly as possible. The walls are also being painted in ways to make them pleasant, friendly for children. Huma Qureshi made an effort to join the painting work.
Huma Qureshi shared, “At Tilak Nagar Colony Hospital in Delhi I witnessed first-hand how hard work and earnest intentions do bear fruit. My ‘Breath of Life’ mission with Save the Children has received massive support and empowered us to set up a 100-bed COVID Facility in the city I proudly call my home. A big thank you to everyone who contributed and stood up for the people in their hour of need. But the battle is not yet over, with speculation rife about an anticipated third wave and its potential impact on our children, we need to be prepared. I am not waiting for the situation to get worse like the second wave. Together with Save the Children we are prepping already to add a 30-bed pediatric ward to this facility, dedicated for Delhi’s children. And keeping children in mind, we want to create a ward that is child-friendly colours, wall painted with animals. And today, I joined the team in painting the wall. It was overwhelming to see it all come alive. And most of all, to experience the child in me.”
On the work front, Huma Qureshi who recently made her Hollywood debut Army of the Dead has also been garnering much praise for her series Maharani. The actress is currently also awaiting the release of her Bollywood film Bell Bottom also starring Akshay Kumar and Vaani Kapoor .