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New Delhi, May 1 : The Delhi government on Saturday launched a portal to welcome donations from around the world in strengthening the fight against the ongoing wave of COVID-19 in the National Capital.
The Delhi government launched the initiative to welcome people in India and abroad to contribute to its ongoing fight against the ongoing wave of COVID-19.
Through this initiative, the Delhi Government is looking to get urgent support on a range of critical medical equipment such as Oxygen Concentrators, D-type Oxygen Cylinders etc, an official statement said.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said Indian citizens and the diaspora has always been at the forefront of helping governments deal with calamities in the country. ‘Hence, we request you to provide as much support as they can,’ he said.
On the occasion of the launch of the website, Mr Kejriwal said, ‘Indian citizens and diaspora have always been at the forefront of helping governments deal with calamities in the country. Thousands of people listened to my call to donate plasma since last year, and this has resulted in saving
many lives in the last one year.’
Sharing the details on the initiative, Jasmine Shah, Vice Chairperson, DDC, said, “Anyone interested in contributing by providing priority equipment and/or funds for the purchase of priority equipment can express their intent/commitment through the website delhifightscorona.in/donate. DDC will reach out to these ‘Corona Heroes’ with details of priority equipment required and the mechanism of making donations. The initiative will also provide details of usage of the equipment or the donation amount and an appreciation certificate to the donor.”
He added, “DDC has been coordinating with donors and well-wishers who want to support the Delhi government’s COVID-19 response. They are playing the role of ‘Corona Heroes’. Over 5000 Oxygen concentrators and 36 Oxygen PSA plants have already been committed to by donors and shall arrive in Delhi soon. We are now launching a formal portal (delhifightscorona.in/donate) to enable anyone from India and outside to contribute and strengthen our fight in this difficult time.’