Srinagar /June,8 : As part of the fight against COVID-19, the Jammu & Kashmir Branch of Indian Red Cross Society handed over 55 No. of Oxygen Concentrators to three prominent NGOs of Kashmir region.
The concentrators were handed over by the Honorary General Secretary, IRCS JK Mr. Kifayat Hussain Rizvi in presence of former General Secretary, IRCS JK Mohammad Shafi Rather, Additional Commissioner, Kashmir Mr. Qazi Sarwar, Honorary Treasurer, IRCS JK G.A. Qureshi, Honorary Secretary, IRCS Kashmir Region Mr. Mohammad Yousuf Zargar, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Shopian Dr. Abdul Aziz Sheikh, Rouf Panjabi prominent of Red Cross, representatives from NGOs and other life members and volunteers of IRCS. The concentrators shall be offered to the needy Covid Patients through these NGOs.
In his inaugural speech, Honorary General Secretary, Kifayat Husain Rizvi welcomed all the participants in the event and informed that Red Cross which is an international movement has been reaching out to the needy wherever required. Rizvi directed the NGOs to offer the concentrators as per the guidelines issued by the District Disaster Management Authority free of cost. Rizvi informed that the purpose of handing over the material to the NGOs was done in the interest of Covid patients residing in remote areas of the valley. Rizvi further informed that IRCS JK shall hand over the Oxygen concentrators to prominent NGOs in Jammu Division on the same lines once the details are finalised.
The event concluded with a vote of thanks by Honorary Treasurer, IRCS JK G.A. Qureshi. Qureshi thanked all the participants for taking out time to attend the function. Qureshi informed that IRCS J&K Branch has been distributing Food kits, hygiene kits, Surgical face, soaps and other essential items during the second wave of Covid 19 through J&K. IRCS, JK has further dispatched food kits, hygiene kits and marks to far flung areas of Shopian, Bandipora, Budgam and Tanghdar in Kupwara district. Red Cross shall continue with the process of reaching out to the poor and needy in future also.