Cristiano and his agent Jorge Mendes have together donated €1 million towards the care of three patients affected by the Coronavirus in Portugal.
The donation is meant to foot the hospital bills for two ICUs in Santa Maria hospital in Lisbon and one at the Santo Antonio hospital in Porto.
Paulo Barbosa, president of the board of Centro Hospitalar Universitario do Porto, thanked Ronaldo and Mendes for their donation by saying:
“We were contacted by Jorge Mendes, who volunteered with Cristiano Ronaldo to fund two intensive care units for critically ill patients with COVID-19,” Santa Maria President Daniel Ferro said.
“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.”
“This unit will allow the opening of 15 intensive care beds, fully equipped with fans, monitors and other equipment,” Barbosa stated. “The Centro Hospitalar Universitario do Porto thanks Cristiano Ronaldo and Jorge Mendes for this very useful initiative, at a time when the country needs everyone so much.”
Portugal has so far recorded 2,362 confirmed Coronavirus cases with 33 deaths and 112 recoveries.
Other football icons like Robert Lewandowski has also made a similar donation