Ronaldo financing Portuguese hospitals amid coronavirus pandemic

Cristiano Ronaldo is doing his bit to help fight against the coronavirus. AFP

Great touch by CR7: he pays for new ICUs in two hospitals

Ronaldo and agent Jorge Mendes will fund North Lisbon's University Hospital Centre (CHULN) with two intensive care wings and an intensive care wing in Porto's Santo Antonio hospital, which is part of Porto's University Hospital Centre.

Cristiano Ronaldo and his agent Jorge Mendes are paying to build intensive care units at two Portuguese hospitals to treat patients with coronavirus.

"Businessman Jorge Mendes and Cristiano Ronaldo will donate two intensive care wings for the CHULN; each wing will be totally equipped and will have the capacity for 10 beds", CHULN told ESPN.

The president of the board of Centro Hospitalar Universitario do Porto, Paulo Barbosa, laid out exactly how Ronaldo and Mendes' contribution would help the ICU.

"This can be a essential funding that features greater than a dozen respirators and different obligatory gear", Eurico Castro Alves, director of the hospital's surgical procedure division, instructed newspaper Jornal de Noticias, including the unit would bear their names.

Portugal has been on lockdown since Thursday amid the coronavirus pandemic. "There are fans, monitors, infusion pumps, beds, all the equipment that makes up an intensive care unit equipped to provide assistance to a patient infected with COVID-19".

Ronaldo himself is now isolating on his home island of Madeira after several of his Juventus teammates contracted COVID-19.

"This unit will allow the opening of 15 intensive care beds, fully equipped with fans, monitors and other equipment".

He was visiting his mom, who's recovering from a stroke, when he was positioned in confinement after Juve team-mate Daniele Rugani examined optimistic. The number of confirmed cases has now reached 2,060 with 23 deaths.

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