Ram Nath Kovind, President of India :
- As a tribute to soldiers who fought valiantly and made supreme sacrifice in the Kargil war, President Kovind presented a cheque of Rs 20 lakh to the Army Hospital (R&R), 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 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 breathe during surgeries and protect them from infection.
- The President’s gesture will boost morale of the frontline Covid Warriors of the Army Hospital. It is also hoped that the gesture will inspire other people and organisations to economise expenditure and utilise the savings to aid and support our Covid warriors.