In an incident that went viral on social media, Commanding Officer of an infantry battalion stationed in Jaisalmer has written a letter to film actor Sonu Sood seeking help in procuring equipment for a Covid-19 facility.
Apprising Son Sood about a 200-bed Covid care centre facility at the Jaisalmer military station setting up by army, the Commanding Officer requested Sood to provide the equipment needed like ICU beds, oxygen concentrators, jumbo oxygen cylinders, X-Ray machine and 15 KVA generator sets.
The letter also states that Sonu Sood’s generous act will be remembered, reports The Indian Express.
Confirming that the letter was written to the film actor, a senior officer in Army HQs New Delhi said that it appeared to have been written in “over enthusiasm”.
Sonu Sood has gained immense popularity in Covid-19 pandemic by reaching out to people in need through social media. While many are appreciative about his initiative to help those in need, some criticize that the film actor helps only those who can garner attention by selecting the cases that go viral on social media.
On the other hand, Indian Army is silently playing a crucial role in helping the country to overcome the pandemic.
The Army has set up temporary hospitals in various parts of the country and is helping with manpower for imported Oxygen tankers and vehicles where specialised skills are required to manage them.