The official Twitter account of the Collector and District Magistrate of Ganjam, Odisha, on Monday responded to a tweet by actor Sonu Sood, claiming that he had arranged a bed for a patient at Ganjam City Hospital in Berhampur.
Official Twitter account of Ganjam Collector and District Magistrate, “We have not received any communication from @SoodFoundation or @SonuSood. The requested patient is in home isolation and is stable. No bed problems @BrahmapurCorp is monitoring it. @ CMO_Odisha, “tweeted tagging the Twitter handle of the Odisha Chief Minister’s office on Monday.
The tweet comes in response to Sonu Sood’s tweet posted on May 15, which reads: “There is nothing to worry about. Beds have been arranged at Ganjamity Hospital, Berhampur (DCHC) @SoodFoundation.”
The tweet that Sonu wrote in response to this has been deleted.
However, reacting to the District Magistrate’s tweet on Monday, Sonu shared screenshots of a WhatsApp conversation saying that he had arranged the bed as the patient’s family approached him for help.
Sonu tweeted on Monday: “Sir, we never claimed that we contacted you, it is the needy who contacted us and we arranged a bed for them, chats are attached for your reference. Your office works great. Doing and you can double check. That we had helped him too. Can the DM give you his contact details. Jai Hind. “
The DM’s Twitter handle reacted with another tweet saying that they were just confirming and praised the actor and his organization for their efforts.
To which Sonu replied: “Thank you very much for your kind words. Our team is always there for our country 24/7. It doesn’t really matter who calls me when and where I reach out to the needy.” I will do my best. Jai Hind “
Many Sonu Sood helped migrant workers called ‘Messiah’ to return to their hometown amid nationwide lockout last year. And in the second wave, this year the actor is working tirelessly and helping the needy to find hospital beds, oxygen concentrations.
IANS. With inputs of