Srinagar, Mar 24:
Despite incurring over Rs 20000 crore losses in last year’s lockdown, Kashmir’s
business community has joined in the efforts to help the people in distress
given the COVID 19 pandemic.
charge is Abdul Hamid Bhat, proprietor of `Rahim Motors’, who has announced Rs
10 lakh for the treatment of the coronavirus patients.
“Besides being a
businessman, I am a responsible citizen of Jammu and Kashmir. I have released
Rs 10 lakh to help the people deal with the crisis. I know it is a very little amount. We should
help as much we can,” he said.
Bhat noted that
he will provide ambulance and generators for the health centers treating
“I have kept an
ambulance available for the service of people. I also want to put it on record
that the health department can use my generators for power backup at the
isolation centers,” he said.
members of the business fraternity to come forward and help mankind. “We will
also be providing help to the people who are dependent on daily earnings,” he said.
On Tuesday two
more patients were tested positive in Srinagar taking the overall number to
three in Kashmir.
governmental organizations including Athrout, Faith and Help Poor Foundation
have also stepped up efforts to help the people in distress.
of Commerce and Industries (KCCI) has also joined the efforts to help “needy”
and “downtrodden” sections of the society.
“We have a KCCI
relief trust. Noted businessmen of the valley are its members. We have appealed
them to reach out to poor strata of society especially daily wagers and
laborers who may need help this time around,” said President KCCI Sheikh Ashiq