Retired Chhattisgarh teacher buys ventilator with pension money for hospital – Reuters

Express press service

RAIPUR: Pusram Sinha, 70, felt that the proper use of his saved retirement money would only be in investing it for a greater cause instead of opting for the retirement investment plan.

“I lived my life, what am I going to do with the pension amount currently in the bank,” he said. He withdrew Rs 3.5 lakh to buy a mini ventilator and some other essential equipment and donated them to Berla Government Hospital in Bemetara district of Chhattisgarh.

He donated lifesaving equipment in memory of his parents. “There can be no better use of the pension if these savings can be of some help or support in saving lives. So I decided to buy a mini fan,” Sinha said.

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Doctors at the hospital appreciated Sinha’s gesture of generosity and said there has always been a high demand for such machines for patients admitted to intensive care units (ICUs) and also for those who have breathing problems or whose oxygen saturation level is below 90.

Immediately, the ventilator was put into operation for a needy patient in the hospital. “Sinhaji’s humanitarian contribution will forever be remembered by people here as the fight against the Covid epidemic continues,” Bemetara collector Shiv Anant Tayal said.