Switzerland sent medical supplies, including oxygen concentrators and respirators to India. A cargo aircraft carrying over 13 tonnes of medical supplies left Zurich for New Delhi. The supplies worth CHF 3 million (over Rs 24 crore) arrived at Delhi airport on Friday. The consignment comprises as many as 600 oxygen concentrators & 50 respirators. The medical supplies provided by Switzerland will be received by Indian Red Cross. Supplies will then be distributed to hospitals by the Health Ministry which is coordinating aid. Meanwhile, the first shipment from the Netherlands also arrived at Delhi airport on Friday. Aid contained 449 ventilators, 100 oxygen concentrators & other medical supplies. MEA informed that remaining medical equipment would be shipped over the coming days. India is currently dealing with a devastating second wave of Covid-19 pandemic. Several countries have come forward & an international aid operation has been launched to help India fight the coronavirus crisis.
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Guru Tegh Bahadur COVID care centre in Delhi is all set to begin operation from today with 400 beds. All the beds are supported with the supply of medical oxygen. Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee took the initiative to set up the COVID care centre. The facility will fulfil all medical requirements of patients including doctors, nurses and medicines. Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) president, Manjinder Singh Sirsa said, "The facility has 400 beds to mark the 400th anniversary of Guru Tegh Bahadur. It will have all facilities, complete with oxygen concentrators, doctors, paramedics and own ambulances. No money will be charged from patients, all medicines, oxygen and food would be free." He further added, "I thank Amitabh Bachchan for his contribution of Rs 2 crores to the facility. He also said 'Sikhs are Legendary'."
With the Coronavirus pandemic putting up many challenges in front of the authorities, feeding the hungry remains a tough one. Extending a helping hand in such a scenario are the members of the Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee who are preparing 'Langar' or free food for Covid-19 patients and families that are facing a crisis of food scarcity. Volunteers, including both men and women, are preparing and packing food on a mass scale in the kitchen of New Delhi's Famous Sikh Shrine, Bangla Sahib Gurudwara to distribute them among the needy people. The members of the Committee have also issued a toll-free helpline number where the patients could contact and get free food after producing the COVID-19 positive report. At present, when the whole country is in the grip of the pandemic, in such a situation, a number of people cutting across the religious lines are coming forward and extending their helping hand to those in need.
On the special occasion of 400th Parkash Purab, devotees virtually witnessed the beautiful decorations and fireworks at Golden Temple on May 01. Guru Tegh Bahadur was the ninth Guru of the Sikh religion. Today nation is celebrating 400th birth anniversary of Guru Teg Bahadur.
Millions of Pakistani Muslims gathered in open fields and mosques on Thursday to pray for Eid al-Fitr, as the world continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic.Strict Covid-19 laws are in effect, but worshippers in the port city of Karach could be seen closely packed together and kissing after prayers.
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Charanjit Singh, Senior Medical Officer, DH Amritsar on April 22 informed out of 816 devotees who returned from Pakistan after celebrating Baisakhi, 200 were found COVID positive. Adding on it, he said the testing was stopped at the centre after devotees started misbehaved with medical team. "Out of 816 devotees, who returned from Pak, testing of 650 devotees was done and 200 of them tested COVID +ve. Testing was stopped after they misbehaved with medical team. We'll start a probe and also file complaint against them," Singh told ANI.
Few Sikh pilgrims have been tested positive for COVID-19 on their return from Pakistan after celebrating Baisakhi, informed Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president Bibi Jagir Kaur on April 22 while addressing a press conference in Amritsar. "Some devotees who came back from Pakistan after celebrating Baisakhi have tested positive for COVID. As per health department's instructions, all of them will be quarantined," Kaur told mediapersons. Today, a Sikh jatha was seen returning to India from Attari-Wagah border.
India leaves the entire world awestruck with its ability to be home to a number of different cultures and religions and imbibe them peacefully. During a number of occasions, people of various castes and communities could be seen gathered under one roof as a mark of brotherhood and bonhomie among them. A similar scene was witnessed in the Poonch area of Jammu and Kashmir where people of different religious communities came together to be a part of Baisakhi celebrations at Nangali Sahib Gurudwara. Devotees of all faiths gathered at this Gurudwara in Poonch and offered their prayers to mark the auspicious occasion. As food plays a major role in uniting different faiths, a community kitchen or langar was also organised in which devotees of different faiths and backgrounds sat together and enjoyed the meal. This year as Baisakhi, Ramadan and Navratri fell on the same day; an even more secular picture of our country was witnessed. It is due to events and occasions like these that citizen of different castes and communities get a chance to come closer and learn about the traditional heritage of various cultures.
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