As a tribute to the soldiers who fought in the Kargil war, President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday donated Rs 20 lakh to buy equipment to the Army Hospital, effectively combating COVID-19 to doctors and paramedics Will help
An official said that the President’s contribution will be used to purchase units of PAPR (Powered Air-Purifying Respirators), state-of-the-art equipment that enables medical professionals to breathe and prevent infection during surgery.
It will serve a greater cause of caring and protecting patients for warriors who are fighting an invisible enemy, it said.
“As a tribute to the soldiers who fought bravely in the Kargil war and made supreme sacrifices, President of India Ram Nath Kovind today provided a check of Rs 20 lakh to the Army Hospital (Research and Referral) in Delhi to purchase equipment. Statement States that COVID-19 will help doctors and paramedics to effectively combat the epidemic.
Sunday was the 21st anniversary of India’s victory over Pakistan in the Kargil War. The day is celebrated as “Kargil Victory Day”.
The President’s contribution to the Army Hospital has been made possible for affordable spending at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, Communication said.
The President had earlier issued instructions to reduce spending to take measures.
The statement issued by Rashtrapati Bhavan said, “As a sequel to this initiative, they first deferred an offer to buy a limousine that was to be used for formal occasions.”
In his role as supreme commander of the armed forces, the president’s gesture will boost the morale of the front row COVID warriors of the Army Hospital.
“This will go a long way in providing a safe, friendly environment for them so that they can perform to the best of their ability. It is also hoped that the gesture can be used to help other people and organizations spend and save. And our COVIDs support the warriors, “the statement said.
The Army Hospital (Research and Referral) is the apex medical care center for the Armed Forces of India.
It was also a participant in Commanding Major General Sharat Chandra Dash “OP VIJAY”, for which he was awarded the Yudh Seva Medal.
On July 26, 1999, the Indian Army announced the successful culmination of “Operation Vijay”, declaring victory over Pakistan after a nearly three-month-long battle in the snowy heights of Kargil. The country lost more than 500 soldiers in the war.
Rashtrapati Bhavan said, “In the current situation, its doctors, nurses and paramedical staff are working tirelessly round the clock and providing the highest quality of medical care at great risk to their lives.”