New Delhi: At a time when Delhi is struggling to get back to normalcy, there are many noble souls who are extending a helping hand to those in need. In one such gesture, nearly three dozen CRPF personnel donated blood at the GTB Hospital in New Delhi to help aid the hospital in meeting the demand arising from the rush of those hurt in violence. Also Read - All Schools in Delhi Violence-hit Areas to Remain Shut Till March 7, Exams Postponed: Government
As per hospital officials, a contingent of 50 personnel of the paramilitary were sent to the hospital on Tuesday, of whom 34 donated blood while the rest were asked to remain on standby. Also Read - Delhi Violence: Man Brutally Beaten, Forced to Sing National Anthem Amid Riots, Dies
“The donation was made in order to supplement the blood bank of the GTB Hospital where fatal and non-fatal casualties of the Delhi riots were being admitted since Monday,” a senior official of the force said.
At least 42 people have been killed and over 200 injured in the riots in northeast Delhi that began on Sunday.
Meanwhile, over 1,300 personnel from Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) such as the CRPF, BSF, CISF and ITBP donated blood at a mega blood donation drive organised by the AIIMS on Thursday.
About 500 personnel from the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), 400 from the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), 350 from the Border Security Force (BSF) and 100 from the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) force also donated blood at the camp, a senior CAPF official said.