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COVID-19: Chidambaram donates Rs 1 crore to government hospital

An official of the department said the money donated by Chidambaram will be used to buy medical equipment and protective gear needed in the fight against coronavirus.

Published: 06th April 2020 06:27 PM  |   Last Updated: 06th April 2020 06:27 PM   |  A+A-

Congress leader and former Finance Minister P Chidambaram

Congress leader and former Finance Minister P Chidambaram (Photo | EPS)

By PTI

MUMBAI: Congress leader P Chidambaram on Monday donated Rs 1 crore to state-run St George Hospital, which has been converted into an exclusive facility to treat COVID-19 patients in the metropolis.

The former Union minister has sent a letter to the director of the Maharashtra government's medical education department informing about his donation of Rs 1 crore to the hospital from his MP Local Area Development Scheme, a state Congress spokesperson said here.

An official of the department said the money donated by Chidambaram will be used to buy medical equipment and protective gear needed in the fight against coronavirus.

It would be helpful for the state to purchase two digital portable X-ray machines, 10 para-monitors, four defibrillators, four suction machines and some 2,000 PPE (personal protective equipment) kits, among others, he said.

Chidambaram is a Rajya Sabha member from Maharashtra.

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