The funds will be used to procure air filtering equipment for Corona warriors
As a tribute to soldiers who fought valiantly and made supreme sacrifice in the Kargil war, the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind presented a cheque of Rs 20 lakh to the Army Hospital (Research and Referral), Delhi, to buy equipment that will help doctors and paramedics to combat the COVID-19 pandemic effectively.
The President’s contribution to the Army Hospital has been made possible due to an exercise to economise expenditure in the Rashtrapati Bhavan and thus make more resources available to contain COVID-19. The President had earlier issued directions to reduce expenses by initiating a slew of measures in the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
The contribution from the President to the Army Hospital will be used to procure units of PAPR (powered air-purifying respirator), which are state-of-art equipment to enable medical professionals to breathe during surgeries and protect them from infection. This will serve the larger cause of patients’ care and protection to those warriors who are fighting an invisible enemy.
In his role as the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, the President’s gesture will boost the morale of the frontline COVID Warriors of the Army Hospital. It will go a long way in providing a safe, conducive environment to them so that they can perform to the best of their ability. It is also hoped that the gesture will inspire other people and organisations to economise expenditure and utilise the savings to aid and support the COVID warriors.