Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur flagged off Covid-19 relief material donated by noted Bollywood singer, hailing from Himachal Pradesh, Mohit Chauhan from Peterhof here today.
Earlier, while addressing the media, Chief Minister thanked Mohit Chauhan for his philanthropic gesture. He said that the people of the State were proud of the achievements of this son of Himachal Pradesh. He said that despite achieving so much success, Mohit Chauhan has always remained in touch and associated with Himachal Pradesh and its people. He said that Mohit Chauhan has donated goods worth Rs. 3 crore to Himachal for Covid-19 relief which include oxygen concentrators, oxygen cylinders, medical kit, thermometers, gloves, masks, sanitizers, PPE kits and ration kits. He said that these essential items would be soon distributed in five districts and would be sent to Government hospitals in Kangra, Solan, Shimla, Mandi and Sirmaur so that common people could be benefitted.
Jai Ram Thakur said that Mohit Chauhan also took over the responsibility of feeding and providing medical care of dozens of destitute dogs trapped in the forest. He said that during the second wave of Covid-19, even when the cases had increased in Delhi, Mohit Chauhan collected essential medical items like oxygen concentrators and cylinders and had sent them to the needy. He said that being a responsible and capable citizen, Mohit Chauhan left no stone unturned in fulfilling his duty during pandemic. He said that Mohit Chauhan also provided ration kits to the artists, whose income were badly affected due to the pandemic.
Chief Minister said that the crisis of Covid-19 pandemic was not over yet, so everyone needs to be alert and strictly follow the guidelines issued by the government. He said that Himachal Pradesh has secured first place in the country in inoculating both the doses of Covid-19 vaccination. Along with this, we were also ahead in the vaccination of adolescents and booster dose to eligible persons, he added.
Jai Ram Thakur said that the Himachal was also one of the best state in effective Covid-19 management. He said that even the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appreciated the steps taken by the State and termed the State ‘Champion’ in covid-19 management.
Chief Minister said that main focus of Government was to keep the people of the State safe from this pandemic for which better health facilities were provided. He said that there was only one oxygen plant in the State, whereas today there are 48 oxygen plants in the state. Today the State has the facility of more than one thousand ventilators whereas earlier the state had only 50 ventilators, he added.
Mohit Chauhan said that being a proud Himachali, has come forward to help the people in need. He personally sent many ration trucks to the migrant laborers trapped in Delhi.
Secretary Health Amitabh Awasthi, Mission Director National Health Mission Hemraj Braiwa, wife of Mohit Chauhan Prathana, Director Health Services were present on the occasion among others.