The surge in COVID-19 cases and the second wave which has left the country in critical condition, has stopped shooting of films and TV shows. The state of Maharashtra is currently in its second lockdown. Production house Yash Raj Films has undertaken to vaccinate around 30,000 registered members of the film industry and purchase 60,000 coronavirus vaccines. Expenses will be taken care of by YRF.
YRF Senior Vice President, Akshay Vidhani wrote in his letter, “The film industry is going through unprecedented times, there is an urgent need to resume as soon as possible so that thousands of workers can start earning their livelihood again and that of their families. Protect. ” Yash Raj Films would like to extend its support in this regard through Yash Chopra Foundation. We have sent a request for allotment to the Honorable Chief Minister of Maharashtra and have given us permission to purchase COVID • 19 vaccines for 30,000 registered workers, who are the earliest members of the Film Industry Federation in Mumbai. The Yash Chopra Foundation will bear all other costs related to immunization to workers such as raising awareness, transporting workers and setting up all the necessary infrastructure for the immunization program. Hope our kind request is approved which will be able to keep our members safe and get them back to work as soon as possible. “
According to a letter to FWICE (Federation of Western India Cine Employees), YRF has decided to provide free vaccine to around 30,000 members of the M&E industry. He has requested Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to allow him to purchase 60,000 vaccines. The message in the letter reads “Vaccination is very important not only to fight the disease but also to fight the declining economy of the state”.
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