Problem not of money but availability of medical protection kits, Delhi CM Kejriwal tells Gambhir
In response to the East Delhi MP’s letter, Kejriwal tweeted, “Gautam ji, thank you for your offer. The problem is not of money but availability of PPE kits.
New Delhi: Soon after BJP MP and former cricketer Gautam Gambhir pledged an additional allocation of Rs 50 lakh from his MPLAD fund to the Delhi government in its efforts to contain coronavirus, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal thanked him for the offer and said that the problem is not of money but the availability of medical protection kits.
In response to the East Delhi MP’s letter, Kejriwal tweeted, “Gautam ji, thank you for your offer. The problem is not of money but availability of PPE kits. We would be grateful if you could help us get them from somewhere immediately, Delhi government will buy them. Thank you.”
Gautam ji, thank u for ur offer. The problem is not of money but availability of PPE kits. We wud be grateful if u cud help us get them from somewhere immediately, Del govt will buy them. Thank u. https://t.co/YtFP4MjYo3
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) April 6, 2020
Earlier the East Delhi MP had, in a letter to Delhi Chief Minister, said, “It is stated by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia that funds are needed to meet the growing demand for medical equipment in several Delhi government schools.
CM @ArvindKejriwal & his Dy say funds are needed. Though their massive egos didn’t allow them to take 50 L from my LAD fund earlier, I pledge 50 L more so that innocents don’t suffer!
1 CR would at least solve urgent need for masks & PPE kits for days Hope they prioritize Delhi pic.twitter.com/b1ve6gkWOZ
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) April 6, 2020
In addition to Rs 50 lakh which I had pledged two weeks ago, I would further like to pledge Rs 50 lakh from my MPLAD to your kind office with the hope that the said amount would be useful in procurement of equipment for medical staff as well as treatment of COVID-19 patients”. (ANI)