New Delhi: Former India cricketer and BJP MP Gautam Gambhir has pledged to donate Rs 50 lakh extra to the Delhi Authorities for procurement of medical tools and therapy of COVID-19 sufferers within the nationwide capital.
In a letter, Gambhir mentioned: “It’s said by Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia that funds are wanted to fulfill the rising demand for medical tools in a number of Delhi Authorities hospitals.”
“Along with Rs 50 lakh which I pledged two weeks in the past, I might additional wish to pledge Rs 50 lakh from my MP LAD to your variety workplace with the hope that the mentioned quantity could be helpful within the procurement of apparatus for medical employees and therapy of COVID-19 sufferers.
“Kindly direct the officers-in-charge to share necessities with my workplace. Throughout this time of pandemic, the welfare of the residents of Delhi is of utmost significance,” it added.
The East Delhi MP has already pledged to donate his two years’ wage in direction of Prime Minister’s Citizen Help and Aid in Emergency Conditions Fund (PM CARES Fund) arrange for battle towards coronavirus pandemic.
He has already launched Rs one crore out of his MP Native Space Growth Scheme (MPLADS) Fund in direction of the reduction efforts amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Earlier than that, the BJP MP had mentioned that his basis, Gautam Gambhir Basis, was distributing meals packets to poor folks in his constituency in New Delhi. East Delhi has numerous each day wage labourers and plenty of weren’t in a position to make preparations for his or her meals because of the 21-day lockdown.
Over 4,000 confirmed coronavirus instances have been reported to date within the nation and greater than 100 lives have been misplaced. In Delhi itself, greater than 500 instances have been reported and a number of other folks have misplaced their lives because of COVID-19.