Bengaluru: In order to assist the civil administration in this hour of crisis due to COVID-19 pandemic, wherein blood donors are not available due to lockdown, Indian Army undertook a 'Blood Donation Camp' on request of medical authorities at Bangalore.
Kidwai Cancer Patients Hospital situated at Bangalore was facing acute shortage of blood for patients, accordingly a request for the blood was made to the military.
Acting swiftly on request a blood donation camp was organised on April 3 at MEG & Centre in Bangalore. The soldiers also volunteered to donate the blood. The blood donation camp witnessed enthusiastic participation from Army Personnel. More than 100 serving personnel voluntarily donated blood.
The National Cadet Corps (NCC) also offered a helping hand to civilian authorities in the country’s fight against COVID-19 by extending the services of cadets under ‘Exercise NCC Yogdan’. It has issued guidelines for temporary employment of its cadets to augment relief efforts and functioning of various agencies involved in battling the pandemic.