Coronavirus crisis: Shah Rukh Khan provides 25,000 PPE kits to Maharashtra for health care personnel

Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan Monday provided 25,000 PPE kits to front-line medical staff at Maharashtra struggling to contain the novel coronavirus pandemic in the state. Rajesh Top , Minister of Public Health and Family Welfare of Maharashtra, said the 'Fan' actor's contribution will help the healthcare workers immensely.

Many thanks Mr Shahrukh Khan for your kind contribution of 25,000 PPE kits. This will go a long way in supporting our fight against COVID-19 & protecting our frontline medical care team @iamsrk @MeerFoundation @CMO Maharashtra, Cap tweeted.

In response to the minister, Shah Rukh said that everyone is united in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thank you sir for all your help in obtaining the kits. We are all together in this effort to protect ourselves and humanity. I am happy to serve you. May his family and team be safe and healthy, the actor wrote on the microblogging site. .

The development comes weeks after it was announced that Shah Rukh's NGO Meer Foundation will work with the Maharashtra and West Bengal governments for the supply of 50,000 Personal protection equipment (PPE) for health professionals.

Recently, the actor, along with his wife Gauri khan , offered their four-story personal office space for the treatment of patients with COVID-19.

The 54-year-old superstar had previously announced several initiatives to help the country during the crisis.